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CMS advises Allianz Real Estate on refinancing of Alsterarkaden

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:15

As part of its European financing business, Munich-based Allianz Real Estate has taken over the financing of the Alsterarkaden retail complex in Hamburg. The financing term is ten years. »


Redevco makes high street property purchase in Paris’s Golden Triangle

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:30

Redevco has made its first acquisition following a period of strategic re-organisation of its portfolio to focus on core locations that are best adapted to the e-commerce revolution.  »


Bouwinvest acquires Rotterdam World Trade Centre and Amsterdam’s Citroën Buildings

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:15

Institutional real estate investment manager Bouwinvest’s Dutch Office Fund has acquired the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam and the iconic “Citroën buildings” in south Amsterdam. »

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First Property launches new property fund for SIPS

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:00

First Property Group is to establish and manage a new property investment fund on behalf of existing pension client, the Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme (SIPS).  »


Workspace Group acquires Edinburgh House and Peer House in London

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 06:00

Workspace Group has completed its acquisition of Edinburgh House, SE11 for GBP25.3m and Peer House, WC1 for GBP6.1m. »

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SC Capital Partners closes Real Estate Capital Asia Partners IV at USD850m

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 19:30

SC Capital Partners has held the final closing of its fourth real estate private equity fund, Real Estate Capital Asia Partners IV, with USD850 million of total equity commitments. »

Preqin 2015 Global Alternatives Reports

2015 outlook for alternative assets

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:26

Preqin has been busy preparing its end-of-year investor and fund manager reports across all major alternative asset classes: hedge funds, private equity, private real estate and infrastructure. The following article summarises the key findings from these reports at a broad strokes level.  »

Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report 2015

Hedge Funds – Value Under the Spotlight

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:10

Preqin has launched its 2015 Global Alternatives Reports, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »


Prudential Real Estate Investors closes more than USD11 billion in 2014 global transactions

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 13:15

Prudential Real Estate Investors completed more than USD11 billion in global transactions in 2014, including 77 transactions in Europe totalling approximately USD4 billion, the firm’s most ever in one year in the region.  »


CP and DREAM Unlimited partner to unlock long-term real estate value

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 12:30

Canadian Pacific (CP) and DREAM Unlimited Corp are to form a joint venture called DREAM Van Horne Properties (DREAM VHP) to generate long-term shareholder value from CP's surplus real estate. »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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