real estate

Feb 17, 2016

New York cabA New York-based private equity firm has launched an ‘Icav’ – an Irish fund structure that rivals Ireland’s public company, or plc.

Feb 15, 2016

BelgiumM&G Investments has raised €265 million for a continental European real estate “sale and leaseback” portfolio that includes properties in Belgium and Portugal.

Feb 15, 2016

UK residential propertyThe joint real estate investment by Legal & General Capital (LGC) and Dutch pension fund PGGM reflects how UK pension funds are put off from investing in residential property for fear of being labelled as ‘bad landlords’.

Feb 12, 2016

ForrestDrivers for investing in forests cover a vast range, from a recovering US housing market to wood’s use in nanotech. Fiona Rintoul reports on an eco-friendly asset class with alternative-investment benefits.

Feb 12, 2016

CranesCapital has returned to the real estate sector and cranes are back on the skyline. Kit Klarenberg looks at capital flows and considers how to enter property, ETFs included.

Feb 12, 2016

The Luxembourg funds industry association, Alfi, holds its spring conference on March 8-9. Funds Europe puts questions to some of those appearing, plus others who work in the local industry.

Feb 12, 2016

Race horsesOutsourcing providers are ramping up their offerings but take-up among large managers is still rare. Nicholas Pratt asks if all the competition will be in vain.

Feb 12, 2016

Kavitha RamachandranMS Management Services S.A., a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of Maitland, acts as an external alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) for private equity and real estate (PERE) alternative investment funds.

Feb 12, 2016

London Thames riverWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

Feb 10, 2016

Hypermarket1Invesco Real Estate has purchased 11 hypermarkets in Northern Spain, inspired by Spain’s recovering economy.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.