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Derek Delaney, DMS

Understanding the AIFMD distribution landscape

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:23

“I was in Chicago recently. A German pension fund said they had a USD500m allocation in a Chicago-based fund. They wanted to know that they could continue having a relationship with the manager and they said that having the depositary guarantee (under AIFMD) was important to their end investors. They told the manager that they wanted to put their USD500m allocation into an EU-regulated fund.  »

Gerhard Grueter, Lawson Conner

Setting up a hedge fund under AIFMD

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:20

The AIFM Directive may not be universally welcome but with greater focus being applied to compliance and operational risk oversight within the fund management industry, it is at least ensuring a new breed of higher quality fund manager; which for investors is good news.  »

Bobby Johal, Cordium

Owning an AIFM without the operational burden

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:18

Cordium, one of the industry’s leading regulatory and compliance firms, has devised a new offering for the European market to help managers overcome the marketing challenges of AIFMD.  »

Kavitha Ramachandran , Maitland Luxembourg

Extending AIFM license to PE and real estate funds

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:15

Last May, MS Management Services SA, a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of the Maitland group, received authorisation from the CSSF to act as a third-party AIFM to alternative investment funds. At the same time, it established its own umbrella fund platform, MS SICAV SIF, to support managers wishing to fast track the process of launching an AIFMD-compliant fund in Europe.  »

Dan Connell, ConceptOne

ESMA needs to clarify specific Annex IV issues

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:11

Ask any AIFM what the key regulatory challenge is under AIFMD and the response is unanimous: Annex IV reporting.  »

James Williams, Global Fund Media

How to access Europe using third party AIFMs

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:08

Alternative fund managers wishing to continue to market their funds into Europe have to navigate unchartered territory. The AIFMD only really kicked in last July at the end of the grandfathering period, since when both EU and non-EU AIFMs have started to treat the directive more seriously.  »

investment

Audax PE invests in Corepoint Health

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 14:30

Audax Group has made a significant investment in Corepoint Health.  »

North America

Apex Fund Services adds new MD

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 12:30

Independent fund administrator Apex Fund Services has appointed Dennis Westley as Managing Director, North America with immediate effect. »

Seattle

NewSpring Holdings to acquire Seattle-based X5 Solutions

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 09:00

NewSpring Capital’s NewSpring Holdings, the firm’s dedicated control buyout strategy, is to purchase X5 Solutions, a provider of a complete suite of telecommunications solutions. »

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Appetite for AIM listings increases in 2014

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 06:00

Cavendish Asset Management, which runs the only AIM OEIC in the market, has reviewed the AIM market for 2014. Peter Renton, Equity Analyst at Cavendish comments, »

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Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

Article
Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

Article
Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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