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2014 London commercial property investment on par with 2007 peak

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 06:00

Investment in central London’s commercial property market reached GBP20.5 billion in 2014, marginally below the last investment peak in 2007 when GBP20.6 billion was traded. »


Lend Lease wins GBP75m Hammersmith office job

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 17:30

Lend Lease’s Construction business has been appointed by longstanding client, Legal & General Property to create a GBP75 million mixed-use scheme on Hammersmith Road, London.  »


Miura launches automated AIFMD reporting application ARAN

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 17:00

Miura Consulting’s ARAN solution is now supporting Fund clients with an automated “plug-and-play” AIFMD submission service.  »

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Related announces record sale of high-profile One Eleven apartment tower

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 14:30

Related has sold OneEleven, a 504-unit ultra-luxury apartment tower located at 111 W Wacker Drive, for over USD328 million.  »

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London Serviced Offices secure GBP51.5m financing

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 13:30

London Serviced Offices Ltd, Office Space in Town’s (OSiT) joint venture with global real estate investors Forum Partners (Forum), has secured a £51.5 million financing from Renshaw Bay and Deutsche Bank. »


LCP sees surge in Swiss enquiries for London property

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 12:30

Following the shock removal of the EURCHF floor and a further cut in the deposit rate from -0.25% to -0.75%, London Central Portfolio, have already seen a number of enquiries from Swiss based Wealth Managers and potential investors looking to move their money into central London real estate. »

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Insurers want more alternatives exposure

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 11:30

Insurers in Asia and Europe are being guided by the shadow of local regulations, as well as investment logic, in their allocating to alternative strategies.  »

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LDC to acquire NEC Group from Birmingham City Council in GBP307m deal

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 09:00

Private equity house LDC is to acquire The National Exhibition Centre Group (NEC) in a transaction which values the business at around GBP307million.  »

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Weinberg Capital Partners acquires French operations of Captiva Capital Management

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 06:00

Weinberg Capital Partners has acquired the French operations of Captiva Capital Management.  »

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Ashurst advises on GBP206m sale of a property portfolio to Starwood Capital

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 21:00

Ashurst has advised the seller on the disposal of a portfolio of 'Apart-Hotels' and one residential complex in London to Starwood Capital for GBP206 million.  »

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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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