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RFA expands London office with hire of George Ralph as MD

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 19:45

RFA has appointed George Ralph as Managing Director of RFA UK. The firm has also announced it's intention to open two new data centres in January. »

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Carne makes new hires to support growing demand for AIFMD management companies

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 19:00

Carne Group has made two hires in its Irish office to support the increasing demand for its AIFMD management company services, including its independent ‘mancos’ in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands. »

South Africa

Credit services and information platform CSH acquir es P:Cubed

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 16:30

Buy-and-build credit and information services business, CSH, has acquired P:Cubed, a South African marketing service provider, for just under ZAR350 million (USD30 million). »

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Three Hills Capital deploys its new EUR100 million fund

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 16:00

New investment platform Three Hills Capital Partners has made an investment in nylon fibre producer shortly after closing a EUR100 million debut fund at the hard cap. »

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Palatine backs Character World in GBP36m secondary buyout

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 15:45

Palatine Private Equity has backed Character World, a UK-based licensed bedding specialist, in a GBP36m secondary management buyout. »

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KKR to invest in Arbor Pharmaceuticals

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 13:00

KKR is to acquire a significant minority stake Arbor Pharmaceuticals. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

Luxembourg

ALFI clarifies position on ‘LuxLeaks’

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 12:00

ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, has moved to clarify the position of Luxembourg-domiciled funds in relation to the recent discussions on the so-called “LuxLeaks”. »

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Jersey funds figures reach five year high

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 10:30

The latest figures for Jersey’s finance industry reflect a particularly strong performance for the funds sector, with the value of funds business in the island reaching the highest level in five years. »

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Ektron secures additional growth equity investment from Accel-KKR

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 09:00

Ektron has closed a second round of equity funding with Accel-KKR. This increased investment follows the investment made by Accel-KKR in April 2014, which was the company's first institutional round.  »

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Actis invests in Universite Centrale Group

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 06:00

Emerging market private equity firm Actis, has made a significant investment in Université Centrale Group (Université Centrale), a provider of private tertiary education in Tunisia.  »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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