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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. »

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Equity release firm finds solicitors fear their property knowledge is out of date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referral firm Key Partnerships reveals that seven out of 10 solicitors fear their property finance knowledge is out of date, and one in two are concerned advising on property finance goes beyond their core expertise.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

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. »

New high reached in foreign investment into US luxury residential real estate

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:29

A report from Beauchamp Estates, in association with Leslie J Garfield & Co, finds that foreign investment into the US luxury residential real estate market has jumped to a new GBP5.78 billion (USD7.48 billion) high with Miami, Manhattan and Los Angeles as the key locations. »

Bond launch offers crypto route to real estate investment

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 12:18

A new USD5 million (GBP3.75 million) equity offering that offers digital blockchain-issued securities in a conventional asset fund has now launched to accredited investors worldwide. »

Private equity and real estate impact funds launched by Red Ribbon

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:36

London-based impact investment firm Red Ribbon Asset Management has launched the Red Ribbon Private Equity Fund and the Red Ribbon Real Estate Fund. »

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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