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Austria

WP Carey acquires EUR 23.4m Hornbach retail facility

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 17:30

WP Carey has acquired a retail hypermarket and garden centre in Bad Fischau, Austria for EUR23.4 million from UK developer Richardson Capital. It is net leased to the Austrian subsidiary of German Do-It-Yourself (DIY) retailer, Hornbach Baumarkt. »

NYSE

American Realty Capital Trust V to list on NYSE

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 16:30

American Realty Capital Trust V has filed an application to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Concurrently with the listing, the company intends to launch a tender offer and change its name to American Finance Trust (AFIN).   »

Financial analysis

Funds of hedge funds among Q1 2015’s winners

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 15:14

Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q1 2015 analyses the latest industry data and identifies which groups found success over the last three months.  »

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Urban Edge Properties names Herbert Eilberg as CIO

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:00

Urban Edge Properties, a real estate investment trust that owns, operates and develops retail properties in high-barrier-to-entry markets, has appointed Herbert Eilberg as Chief Investment Officer.  »

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New Frontier Properties enters UK market with GBP179m retail purchase

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 06:00

Mauritian-based special property vehicle, New Frontier Properties, has made its debut in the UK retail market, with the purchase of shopping centres in Middlesbrough and Burton-on-Trent in a corporate transaction for circa GBP179 million from F&C Reit. »

Africa

First property crowdfunding platform for Sub-Saharan Africa launches

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 20:00

New platform Realty Africa will soon start offering investors from all over the world the opportunity to invest in the growth and development of Sub-Saharan Africa.  »

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KSL Capital Partners refinances St Regis Aspen Resort

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 19:00

An affiliate of KSL Capital Partners Credit Opportunities Fund, has provided a USD100 million first mortgage to refinance the 5-star, St Regis Aspen Resort. »

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Schroder Real Estate makes EUR29.5 million retail purchase in France

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 16:00

Schroder Real Estate, on behalf of Immobilien Europa Direkt, has completed the acquisition of a freehold retail property near Bordeaux in France.  »

Australia

TIAA-CREF Asset Management expands global distribution focus on Australia and Asia

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 10:30

TIAA-CREF has opened a new distribution office for TIAA-CREF Asset Management in Sydney, Australia, led by Andrew Kleinig, who will direct distribution strategy in Australia and Asia while providing a local point of contact for TIAA-CREF investment capabilities and products for existing clients in the region. »

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DTZ Investors sell prime Oxford St block to Thor Equities for GBP42.5m

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 09:00

DTZ Investors, on behalf of Strathclyde Pension Fund, has sold the freehold interest in 105-109 Oxford Street to Thor Equities for GBP42.5 million, reflecting 2.50% NIY. »

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Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

Special report
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... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

Article
Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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