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Key issues and regulation for investors in private equity

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:29

This extract from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015 analyses the responses gathered in Preqin’s latest round of investor interviews to find out what investors in private equity believe are the biggest issues they face at present. »

Mesa West Capital and AEW Capital Management refinance hotel portfolio in Arlington, Virginia

Mesa West Capital and AEW Capital Management refinance hotel portfolio in Arlington, Virginia

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 07:49

Mesa West Capital and AEW Capital Management provided The JBG Companies with USD145 million in debt to refinance a two-hotel portfolio in the Potomac Yard neighbourhood of Arlington, Virginia.   »

Hedge fund investor activity in the next 12 months

Hedge fund investor activity in the next 12 months

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 16:44

This extract from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015 features data gathered in our latest investor interviews (conducted June 2015) and focuses on hedge fund investors’ plans for the coming year. »

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds continue to display high resilience

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds continue to display high resilience

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 16:10

The focus remained on China, with PBoC announcing a surprise Yuan devaluation and steps towards the liberalisation of its quotation mechanism. While factoring the outright impact of the approximate 5 per cent devaluation against USD – in EM currencies and in exports sectors – markets also read this development as an additional sign of slower Chinese growth.  »

BNY Mellon appointed account bank for Activate Capital Lending Platform

BNY Mellon appointed account bank for Activate Capital Lending Platform

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:28

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed account bank for Activate Capital lending platform (Active Capital), a EUR500 million home-building joint venture between the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and KKR. »

Omni Partners subsidiary Amicus completes GBP100m securitisation

Omni Partners subsidiary Amicus completes GBP100m securitisation

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:26

Brookland Partners has advised Omni Partners subsidiary, Amicus, on the completion of Amicus Mortgage Finance 2015-1, the UK’s first securitisation to focus solely on UK short term property loans, with loan terms ranging from 6-18 months.  »

LCP launches Super Fund, LCA III, 

LCP launches Super Fund, LCA III, 

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:24

LCP has launched a “super” fund, London Central Apartments III (LCA III), a publicly quoted company that invests exclusively in the mainstream private rented sector in Prime Central London.  »

Formation of Windmill Lane Joint Venture

Formation of Windmill Lane Joint Venture

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:22

Hibernia REIT has formed a 50:50 joint venture, the Windmill Lane Partnership (WLP), with an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, to own and develop the Windmill Lane site in Dublin’s South Docks. »

European Retail Investment market on track for record volume in 2015

European Retail Investment market on track for record volume in 2015

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:20

Total investment volume in retail commercial property across Europe reached EUR35 billion for the first half of 2015, which was a 63 per cent increase on the same period last year, according to DTZ’s latest research report. »

American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust completes USD450m financing with Deutsche Bank

American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust completes USD450m financing with Deutsche Bank

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:18

American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust has completed a new term loan facility with Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Deutsche Bank Securities, which will provide up to USD450 million in financing for the Company's acquisitions of separate hotel portfolios from affiliates of each of Summit Hotel Properties, Noble Investment Group, LLC and Wheelock Street Capital, LLC.  »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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