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Weekly Brief: Hedge funds weather the European storm

Weekly Brief: CTAs outperform as commodities slump

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 18:28

Hedge funds are on track to deliver solid returns in July, up 1.4 per cent month to date (0.4 per cent last week). In line with our overweight recommendation, CTAs and Global Macro managers outperformed other hedge fund strategies. Meanwhile, Event-Driven managers underperformed both last week and on a month-to-date basis, in line with our downgrade of the strategy from overweight to neutral early June.  »

M&G Real Estate invests in EUR175, office scheme in central Madrid

M&G Real Estate invests in EUR175, office scheme in central Madrid

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 14:08

M&G Real Estate, the real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments, has acquired a 35,000 sq m office property in the central business district of Madrid in a deal worth up to €175 million.  »

Retail warehouse transactions push UK H1 2015 volumes up 27 per cent

Retail warehouse transactions push UK H1 2015 volumes up 27 per cent

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 14:06

Completed UK retail warehouse investment transactions totalled GBP635 million across 28 transactions in Q2 2015 bringing the half-yearly total to GBP1.31 billion, according to research by DTZ.  »

SLI demonstrates confidence in UK regional property with investments of GBP18m

SLI demonstrates confidence in UK regional property with investments of GBP18m

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 13:51

The Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust has purchased a portfolio of three offices, plus a retail warehouse in cities across the UK representing a total investment of over GBP18 million, and bringing the trust’s overall portfolio to just over GBP300 million. »

Analysis

Hedge fund launches in Q2 2015

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 09:57

The latest hedge fund launch data is analysed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q2 2015, which looks at the structure, location, investment focus and strategy of hedge funds launched in the second quarter. »

Waypoint Residential acquires two apartment properties

Waypoint Residential acquires two apartment properties

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:41

Waypoint Residential has added two high-quality assets to its growing portfolio: Valencia Place in Houston, Texas and Village at Rice Hope in Savannah, Georgia.  »

A third of finance professionals feel pressured to compromise ethical standards, says CIMA

A third of finance professionals feel pressured to compromise ethical standards, says CIMA

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:36

Nearly a third of UK-based finance professionals feel under pressure to compromise their ethical standards, according to a report released today by the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA).  »

Galliard Homes agrees GBP125m deal with Lulu Group to create 5-star hotel at Great Scotland Yard

Galliard Homes agrees GBP125m deal with Lulu Group to create 5-star hotel at Great Scotland Yard

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:30

Galliard Homes has made an GBP110 million agreement with Abu Dhabi based retail, hospitality and property conglomerate Lulu Group International to create a bespoke 92,000 sq ft 5-star hotel within a magnificent refurbished Edwardian building at 1- 5 Great Scotland Yard.  »

Luxlo achieves sales in excess of GBP100m at 77 Mayfair development

Luxlo achieves sales in excess of GBP100m at 77 Mayfair development

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:16

Residential developer Luxlo has confirmed the exchange of six of the seven apartments at its residential development 77 Mayfair. »

Hunter acquires High Barnet shopping centre

Hunter acquires High Barnet shopping centre

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:14

Hunter Real Estate Investment Managers has acquired The Spires Shopping Centre, High Barnet from The Pears Group. The acquisition, which was made on behalf of a North American institutional investor client, reflects a net initial yield of just over 6 per cent. »

features
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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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up arrow

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

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... »

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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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