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Glenhawk to adopt Finastra technology

Glenhawk to adopt Finastra technology

Glenhawk, a fast-growing UK challenger lender, is working with Finastra as it seeks to drive customer engagement in order to support its loan book growth ambitions and expand its UK footprint. Glenhawk's aim is to bring institutional-style practices to the UK bridging sector.

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Appetite for diversification to underpin HK progress

Appetite for diversification to underpin HK progress

Hong Kong recently introduced regulatory reforms, policies and incentives to drive growth and increase Hong Kong’s attractiveness as a fund domicile. The newly adopted Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (LPF) bill allows Hong Kong’s private equity firms to launch limited partnership funds. Already, there are signs that firms are taking advantage of the market to innovate. 

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Innovation, disruption and change in the world of real estate investing

Innovation, disruption and change in the world of real estate investing

The word ‘drone’ has become something of a standing joke with my colleagues, alongside ‘customer expectations’ and ‘storage’ as a sort of Buzzword Bingo for those poor souls who have heard me mention them in almost every meeting since 2015. I was an early adopter of mandating inclusion of drone delivery pads in our larger residential building specifications and had been giving all sorts of ‘Future of Residential’ presentations to real estate conferences from Australia to MIPIM for years so this was to be expected. One of the many areas of change in current UK planning policy is around how to safely accommodate the proliferation of drone and other robotic deliveries and their related infrastructure as our appetite for deliveries shows no sign of abating.