Apex Group (Apex) has been appointed to provide full fund administration services, corporate and depositary solutions to Valpre Capital UK Limited (Valpre Capital), a London-based investment firm focused on sourcing, structuring and seeding real estate and private equity investments.
LendInvest, the UK’s leading platform for property finance, has made a series of changes to its Buy-to-Let suite, including a range of rate reductions and launch of a new five year fixed rate product.
RepRisk, an ESG data science firm combining machine learning with human intelligence to identify and assess ESG risks, and Apex Group (Apex), a global financial services provider, have teamed up to expand access to material ESG risk data for private markets participants.
The funds industry in Malta has best positioned itself to attract business from fund managers falling out of the scope of the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), managing portfolios within the small-to-medium sized space. This is the area of the industry expected to attract the majority of future investments. Managers looking to take advantage of opportunities arising during the global pandemic, also benefited from the quick time to market the jurisdiction offers through certain fund typologies unique to the Maltese domicile.
High set up costs could stymie the fortunes of emerging and start up managers before they even make their first step. Malta offers such organisations the opportunity to set up their business in a low-cost jurisdiction while taking advantage of the high touch service they would benefit from due to the size of the industry.
Landmark Information has launched a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management platform - RiskHorizon - focused on delivering rich, comprehensive assessments to a broad audience of investors, property asset owners and managers, from private equity and investment houses to corporates and their lawyers.
Timo Tschammler, the former CEO of JLL Germany, has founded a new advisory and board services firm, TwainTowers, which will offer strategic counsel in a consulting capacity as well as through the acceptance of board mandates.
As Luxembourg attracts growing numbers of fund managers and service providers, the progress is raising concerns among those with existing operations in the region. Attracting and retaining top talent is becoming more of a struggle as the number of players increases and the industry needs around compliance continue to mount.
By Stéphane Badey, Arendt – These are uncertain times, but three solid trends driving the Luxembourg investment funds market can be highlighted.
It is essential for firms with offices in Luxembourg to build strong digitally enabled operations if they are to remain competitive as the Grand Duchy experiences an influx of players in the wake of a potential no-deal Brexit.