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Centurion acquires Leeds business park for GBP17.25 million

Centurion acquires Leeds business park for GBP17.25 million

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 13:48

Centurion Properties, the UK real estate company, has acquired Lawnswood Business Park in Leeds, through a new vehicle, Centurion Capital Partners, which is funded by ICG-Longbow, a specialist UK property investment manager. »

Hammes Partners completes final closing on second fund

Hammes Partners completes final closing on second fund

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:51

Hammes Realty Advisors has held the final closing of Hammes Partners II, a US healthcare real estate fund, with commitments of over USD430 million, significantly in excess of its initial target of USD300 million. »

Deutsche AWM disposes of three logistics assets

Deutsche AWM disposes of three logistics assets

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 07:51

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) has disposed of three assets in Belvedere, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Coventry as it capitalises on a strong UK distribution sector. »

Infrastructure

Q2 2015 Update: Investor activity in infrastructure

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 22:51

This article investigates the future plans of institutional investors in infrastructure, featuring the latest data from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q2 2015. »

US dollars

Private debt fund performance and dry powder, Q2 2015

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:27

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Debt, Q2 2015 offers insight into the annualised contributions and distributions of direct lending and mezzanine funds, as well as examining the current record levels of dry powder in the asset class. »

Deutsche AWM acquires West 125th Street portfolio in NYC

Deutsche AWM acquires West 125th Street portfolio in NYC

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:22

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s (Deutsche AWM) Alternatives and Real Assets (ARA) business today has acquired 55 West 125th Street and 215 West 125th Street in New York City on behalf of an institutional investor. »

SEB Asset Management signs two leases for Frankfurt’s Westhafen Pier office complex

SEB Asset Management signs two leases for Frankfurt’s Westhafen Pier office complex

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:00

SEB Asset Management has gained two new tenants for the office complex at Rotfeder-Ring 1–13 in Frankfurt’s Westhafen district – innovation and technology consultants BTEXX Consulting and sports marketing company Infront Germany. »

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds weather the European storm

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds rally as market concerns fade

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 12:02

Greece is back from the brink and now it is like the latest leg of the Greek saga was just a bad dream. The 85% probability of Grexit which some prominent commentators predicted a few days ago is now forgotten and market conditions in Europe have normalized in the wink of an eye. During the period under review, the Eurostoxx 50 was up 9.5%, equity volatility fell 10% (VSTOXX), high yield spreads tightened 26 bps in Europe and the 10-year bund yield rose by the same order of magnitude. »

Relaxing planning may boost house-building for short term wins, says The Land Trust

Relaxing planning may boost house-building for short term wins, says The Land Trust

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 11:25

The Land Trust welcomes the recent Government's announcement to speed up appropriate development, but is concerned that by relaxing the planning process on brownfield land, it removes the crucial decision making process to ensure that the use of land is appropriately balanced. »

European commercial prime property returns predicted to be highest in nearly a decade

European commercial prime property returns predicted to be highest in nearly a decade

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 11:16

European prime commercial property is predicted to deliver total returns of 17.5 per cent this year, the highest in nearly a decade, and will average 6.6 per cent p.a. over the next five years, according to research from DTZ. »

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

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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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