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Valad boosts UK portfolio with GBP24 million of acquisitions for European Diversified Fund

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:30

Valad Europe has acquired three UK properties for a total of GBP23.7 million on behalf of the Valad European Diversified Fund (VEDF). »


Stenprop raises EUR35m in private placement to SA institutions

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:15

Bermuda-listed property company Stenprop has successfully raised EUR35 million through a substantially oversubscribed private placement to South African institutions. »


African infrastructure

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:59

In an extract from March’s edition of the Preqin Infrastructure Spotlight, Stephen Yates examines the latest data on African infrastructure, including deal flow, notable deals in recent years and the growing number of investors targeting investment in Africa. »

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Ares Management appoints Michael McFerran as new CFO

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:00

Ares Management has appointed Michael R McFerran as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective 23 March, 2015.  McFerran will assume firm-wide responsibilities. »

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CFO Barrafato quits Dream Office

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:00

Mario Barrafato, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dream Office has resigned effective March 27, 2015 to pursue another opportunity.  »

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BlackRock launches UK real estate ETF

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 06:00

BlackRock has launched the iShares MSCI Target UK Real Estate UCITS ETF, its second exchange traded fund (ETF) that aims to achieve a risk and return profile similar to physical real estate. »

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ARC Healthcare Trust II to list on stock market

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:30

American Realty Capital (ARC) Healthcare Trust II is to file an application to list its common stock on a national stock exchange under the symbol HTI.  »

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GBCA partners with GRESB

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:00

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has formed a new partnership with GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios, to advance reporting on environmental, social and economic performance in Australia’s real estate sector. »


MUGC Lux Management implements Linedata AIFMD regulatory reporting tech

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:30

MUGC Lux Management, the management company of Mitsubishi UFJ Global Custody, has implemented Linedata AIFMD Regulatory Reporting. »


Solactive offers new approach to REIT sector

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:00

Solactive AG has launched the Solactive Global SuperDividend REIT Index, designed to follow the stocks of REITs with both a high dividend yield and a low volatility, and used as underlying by the Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF (SRET). »


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... »

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.  ... »

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: ... »

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:  ... »

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