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Barwood Capital appoints executive chairman

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 08:14

Barwood Capital, the Northampton-based real estate investment and development business, has expanded its board with the appointment of Guy Brogden in the newly created role of executive chairman. »

Hammerson’s Elliott’s Field achieves sustainability world firsts

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 08:13

Hammerson’s Elliott’s Field Phase II, Rugby, has achieved two sustainability world firsts, having been awarded an interim Outstanding BREEAM rating in addition to becoming the first shopping park globally designed to be carbon neutral. »

MAREF raises additional GBP85m

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 08:11

The Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund (MAREF) has successfully raised a further GBP85 million from existing investors to take the total raised to GBP285 million. »

St Modwen to sell Nine Elms Square to Wanda HK in GBP470m deal

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 08:08

VINCI St Modwen (VSM), St Modwen Properties’ 50/50 joint venture with VINCI, has exchanged contracts for the sale of its interest in the 10-acre Nine Elms Square site in Nine Elms, London to Wanda Commercial Properties (Hong Kong) Co Ltd (Wanda HK), for a cash consideration totalling GBP470 million. »

Mike Delano, PwC

Luxembourg has the tools to support global distribution ambitions

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:19

Luxembourg is one of the world's leading onshore domiciles where, over the last 30 years, it has become the default option for managers wishing to establish UCITS funds. It is, by size, the world's second largest fund centre after the US, and, from a funds expertise perspective, offers managers everything they need; not just for UCITS funds but also unregulated or regulated alternative fund structures under AIFMD.  »

Andrew Frost, Lawson Connor

The ‘plug and play’ fund solution

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:16

Typically there are three options for managing external money: using managed accounts, setting up a dedicated fund structure or launching a fund on a regulated fund platform. »

Williams Jones, MPL Management

The ‘Anti-ManCo’ ManCo

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:13

MPL Management (Luxembourg) SA is a third-party `Super Management Company' providing fund governance, operational support and oversight to both UCITS funds and AIFs. It is part of MPL Group, founded by William Jones in 2006, who has, over the past 26 years, helped set up more than 100 funds in his career.  »

Charles Gillanders, Quintillion

Getting to grips with regulatory reporting

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:09

Regulatory reporting has become a critical component of running an alternative investment fund. This requires well-developed data sourcing and data management processes to help ensure that fund managers remain compliant.  »

Jack Seibald, Cowen

Choosing your prime broker

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:03

When setting up as a new hedge fund manager, one of the most important relationships to establish is that of the prime broker. With banks facing regulatory pressures in the form of Basel 3, many are re-appraising their client book to ensure that they are getting a suitable return on investment for the balance sheet they provide. Consequently, the first point for start-ups to focus on is to articulate what they will be doing with the fund they are planning to launch.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Standing out from the crowd: The Netherlands

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 17:59

Across most EU jurisdictions, either the management company or the AIF needs to be licensed and requires some form of approval process. The Netherlands, however, is the exception to the rule. Under its light regime, neither needs to be licensed or supervised at all. This makes it a fast, efficient and cost-effective option for start-up managers.  »

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