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James Bryant, Highvern

Highvern selects Altareturn fund administration software

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 09:35

Highvern’s funds team is to be the first administrator in Jersey to sign up with private capital software Altareturn. The move comes just a matter of months after Highvern launched its funds business. »

New commercial real estate finance platform Crescit Capital Strategies launches

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 10:15

Crescit Capital Strategies, a commercial real estate finance platform, has launched to provide highly structured and flexible debt products across the capital stack. »

Womble Bond Dickinson support Vesta Global on launch of PRS trading platform

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 17:30

Womble Bond Dickinson has supported Vesta Global Limited on the launch of the company’s new Private Rented Sector (PRS) trading platform. »

Jay Peller, Citco

Fund administration for alternatives industry approaching a tipping point, says Citco

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 09:21

Fund administration for the alternatives industry is approaching a tipping point, with mounting industry headwinds leading many fund managers to outsource middle-and-back office processes to achieve greater operational efficiency and scalability. »

LendInvest launches new Buy-to-Let online calculator for intermediaries

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 10:06

LendInvest, a specialist property finance lender, has launched a brand new buy-to-let (BTL) online calculator for intermediaries. This is the latest in a series of ongoing improvements to the lender’s online calculators, aimed at making the loan application process as easy and straightforward as possible. »

Jil Calton, UMB Fund Services

Putting managers in control of their data

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 13:46

With private equity enjoying a surge in interest among institutional investors keen to seek out longer-term yield away from traditional asset classes, the opportunities for fund administrators to provide outsourced services are compelling. »

Sean Murray, Sanne Group

Outsourcing set to continue as investors push for transparency

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 13:21

Over the last few years, arguably since the introduction of the AIFM Directive in Europe, there has been a definitive trend among PERE fund managers to push their internal accounting and reporting processes to more specialist outsourced providers. »

Jim Cass, SEI

Building traction in the PERE fund space

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 13:17

It seems institutional investors cannot get enough of private equity. Last year, global PE funds raised USD453 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD414 billion raised in 2007, according to the last figures released by Preqin. »

Marc Schroter, SimCorp

SimCorp launches new Alternative Investments Manager for the buy-side

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:40

SimCorp has launched new modules and enhancements for Release 6.3 of its flagship solution, SimCorp Dimension, including a new Alternative Investments Manager, which enables buy-side firms to handle illiquid, alternative investment types, such as Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure, alongside more traditional assets. »

Bill Prew, INDOS

INDOS sees assets under depositary increase by 54 per cent to over USD20bn

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:31

INDOS Financial Limited (INDOS), a UK independent depositary, has passed the milestone of undertaking depositary services for 100 alternative investment funds with assets over USD20 billion.  »


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