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Aviva Investors establishes real assets business

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:06

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has formed a new Real Assets business, bringing together direct real estate, infrastructure, structured finance and private debt under a single leadership and operating structure. »

Brian Desmond, Horseshoe Group

Bermuda’s ILS marketplace

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:41

A Q&A with Brian Desmond, CSO and EVP Head of Fund Services at Horseshoe Group. »

AXA IM - Real Assets acquires Agility Trains stake

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:10

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM - Real Assets), has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to acquire 15 per cent of Agility Trains West from John Laing for circa GBP230 million (circa EUR260 million). »

Equity release firm finds solicitors fear their property knowledge is out of date

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 12:05

A new study from equity release referral firm Key Partnerships reveals that seven out of 10 solicitors fear their property finance knowledge is out of date, and one in two are concerned advising on property finance goes beyond their core expertise. »

GBP1.32bn invested in UK healthcare real estate in 2017, says Knight Frank

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 08:40

Knight Frank has reported a strong year for real estate healthcare investments with GBP1.32 billion of transactions in 2017, an increase of 88 per cent when compared with the 10-year average, in their latest research ‘Healthcare Capital Markets 2018’. »

Ben Keith

Barrister says Unexplained Wealth Orders likely to apply to political rather than criminal elements

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 12:02

Unexplained Wealth Orders came into force on 31 January, designed to enable law enforcement agencies such as the SFO and NCA to apply to Court for an Order necessitating people, including foreign politicians and their family members, to identify any interest in an asset that is worth over GBP50,000, giving information about how it was obtained without having to give recipients notice. »

Bank of England

BofE raises interest rates by 0.25 per cent

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:23

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by a quarter point to 0.5 per cent, the first interest rate rise in a decade. »

BlackRock acquires operating onshore wind project in Scotland

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:20

A fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets has completed the acquisition of a 100 per cent interest in an operating onshore wind project in Scotland from Muirhall Energy, an experienced Scottish developer of renewable energy projects. »

Tom Carr, Preqin

More capital goes to infrastructure deals in Q3, says Preqin

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 08:00

The infrastructure market saw 365 deals announced in Q3 2017, worth a combined USD88 billion. Preqin expects these totals to rise by around 5 per cent as more information becomes available. »

Mitchell Harris, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon Investment Management sells CenterSquare Business to CenterSquare Management and Lovell Minnick Partners

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:25

BNY Mellon Investment Management is to sell the business of real assets investment boutique CenterSquare Investment Management to its management team and the private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners. »

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