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Robert Palmer, fund director, Mayfair Capital

MCPUT purchases nine assets

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 16:00

The Mayfair Capital Property Unit Trust (MCPUT) acquired a further nine assets during the second quarter of 2011, taking the portfolio to a total of 13 and increasing the NAV to GBP57 million. »


Susan Levine joins Ramius as MD and Head of Marketing & Product Distribution For Real Estate Funds

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 15:15

Ramius LLC, the global alternative investment management business of Cowen Group, Inc, has appointed Susan Levine as a Managing Director and Head of Marketing & Product Distribution for the firm's real estate investment activities, primarily through the RCG Longview investment platform. »

Riverside House, Aberdeen

Rockspring acquires Riverside House in Aberdeen for GBP11.5m

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 13:41

Rockspring Property Investment Managers (Rockspring), on behalf of The Cheshire Pension Fund, has acquired Riverside House in Aberdeen in an off market transaction for GBP11.5 million reflecting a net initial yield of 8%. »

Matt Jarvis, fund manager, Legal & General Property

L&G acquires industrial scheme in Leamington Spa

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 13:33

Legal & General Property, on behalf of the Property Unit Trust, has completed the acquisition of an industrial scheme in Leamington Spa from Blackrock for GBP8.6m, reflecting a net initial yield of 9%. »

F10 building, Munich

GI Partners’ Elystan platform continues expansion of Munich office portfolio

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 10:00

Elystan, GI Partners' investment platform, has acquired a 21,000 square metre office building from a joint venture between a Stiller Immobilien, Frankfurt, and Drees & Sommer, Stuttgart (F10). Located at Feringa Str 10-12, Munich Unterföhring, F10 (pictured) is one of the largest and most modern multi-tenanted office buildings in the North West submarket of Munich. The building was completed in 2004 and is currently 50% occupied. »

Craig Baker, global head of research at Towers Watson Investment

Pensions funds’ global alternative assets close in on USD1 trillion mark

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 06:00

Alternative assets managed on behalf of pension funds by the world’s largest managers grew 16% in 2010 to USUSD952bn (from USUSD817bn in 2009), according to global research produced by Towers Watson in conjunction with the Financial Times. »

Andrew Jones, Chief Executive of Metric

Metric adds to redevelopment pipeline with Cannock acquisition

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 16:00

Metric Property Investments plc (Metric), the UK specialist retail real estate investment trust (REIT), has conditionally exchanged, pending a revised planning approval, on the acquisition of a redevelopment site in Cannock for a total investment of GBP5.8 million (net of acquisition costs). Metric will use its existing resources to finance the purchase. »

Helen Garbutt, International Director at LaSalle Investment Management

LaSalle agrees two major lease extensions in Madrid market

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 14:57

LaSalle Investment Management has agreed two major lease extensions with hypermarket operator, Alcampo in Madrid, Spain. Acting on behalf of two of Continental European funds: Encore+ and LaSalle Euro Growth II (LEG II), LaSalle has successfully completed the lease extensions on La Vaguada, the tenant’s office headquarters in the centre of Madrid and the Camarma de Esteruelas warehouse in the Henares Corridor outside of Madrid. »

Dr Walter Boettcher, Director, Research and Forecasting at Colliers International

Possible market 'turning point' ahead, says Colliers

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 14:43

The markets may be reaching a ‘turning point according to the latest property snapshot from Colliers International. The phrases ‘risk curves’ and ‘quality secondary’ are increasingly heard in informal conversation suggesting that movement may be imminent. However, there is little debt to support such a move, despite promising trends in the Bank of England’s latest credit survey. »

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Administrations in the retail sector affect 0.5% of UK commercial property income stream

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 14:00

The recent spate of administrations in the UK high street could wipe out up to GBP393 million of rent payments to UK landlords over the course of their leases, according to IPD. »

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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... »

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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