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ZZ Capital International to invest in Building Energy

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:53

ZZ Capital International Limited (ZZCI) is to invest in Building Energy 1 Holdings plc (Building Energy), a global, vertically integrated, multi-technology – wind, solar, hydro and biomass – independent power producer (IPP). »

Catella advised on forward-funding of 19,000 sqm Copenhagen residential development project

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:51

Catella Corporate Finance has acted as exclusive financial advisor to MT Højgaard in the forward-funding sale of an approximately 19,000 sq m residential development project in the Copenhagen harbour area. »

Viktor Tadijanovic, Abacus Group

Risk assessing outsourced IT partners

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:49

The average hedge fund is often a lean operation with limited headcount, which leans more towards the front office. As such, areas such as IT and cybersecurity are typically outsourced. Many have chosen not to hire CISOs but have instead chosen to appoint outsourced partners/consultants to conduct risk assessments, including appraising the manager's third party vendor relationships.  »

Investec provides GBP23.6 million development finance for 454-bed Bournemouth student accommodation scheme

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:49

Investec Structured Property Finance (Investec) is to provide a GBP23.6 million financing facility to Curlew Student Trust (Curlew), for the development of a 454-bed Grade-A scheme in Bournemouth, and an additional 2,000 sq ft retail unit. »

Target Healthcare REIT acquires new care home in Leicestershire and development site in Merseyside

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:47

Target Healthcare REIT and its subsidiaries, has completed the acquisition of two properties for a total value of GBP16.6 million, including acquisition and forward funding costs. »

Schroders’ Regional Office Property Unit Trust makes Leeds acquisitions

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:45

The Regional Office Property Unit Trust, advised and managed by Schroder Real Estate, has acquired 1 East Parade and 8 St Paul’s Street in Leeds city centre from BMO for GBP12,700,000. »

Eldon Sprickerhoff, eSentire

Ransomware: Managers should expect the unexpected

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:43

Ransomware, malicious code that encrypts files and demands a ransom to decrypt, has been around for years, but why is this most recent version so successful? The answer is bitcoin.  »

John Araneo, Align Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity challenges for investment managers

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:37

The Cybersecurity phenomenon has completely changed the game in both the investment management industry and the broader financial services sector.  »

Jay Kaplan, Synack

Insights on the evolving cyber threat landscape

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:34

Business has changed markedly over the last few years thanks to the rise and sophistication of digital technologies. As asset managers have evolved to become more automated and utilise a plethora of solutions to manage data, they have unavoidably become more vulnerable to serious cyber attacks. The simple fact is, cyber criminals have an exponentially higher number of attack surfaces to utilise, from cloud computing systems to mobile devices and the Internet of Things.  »

Dean Hill, Eze Castle Integration

How to respond to increasingly targeted phishing attacks

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:28

According to the PhishMe 2016 Q3 Malware Review, the proportion of phishing emails containing ransomware grew to 97.25 per cent in Q3 last year. This is a threat that is becoming more sophisticated, and more targeted. Not only that, but the frequency of attacks is at an all-time high.  »

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