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Blackstone invests in Market Data Insights

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 15:30

Blackstone has invested in Market Data Insights LLC (MDI), a services firm that specialises in providing market data management solutions to financial services firms. »

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Access and EREN launch privately-funded Africa-focused power development company

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 15:15

Access Power MEA and ERE have launched Access Infra Africa, a vehicle that will be dedicated to investing in the early stage development of power projects in Africa. »

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Morgan Creek names Forstl as MD and Head of Intermediary Distribution

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 14:45

Morgan Creek Capital Management has appointed Michael Forstl as a Managing Director and Head of Intermediary Distribution.   »

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Infrastructure funds get larger in 2014 as demand sees more managers exceed fundraising targets

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 13:22

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: »

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Omnes Capital supports Eratome in its buildup strategy with the acquisition of TPM

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 13:00

Omnes Capital has supported Eratome in its buildup strategy with the acquisition of TPM (Travaux Publics et Maintenance), a company specialising in public exterior works »

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New Dallas-based PE firm Riata Capital Group launches

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 11:45

Riata Capital Group, a Dallas-based private equity investment firm focused on sponsoring investments in privately held companies in the consumer, energy, healthcare and business & industrial services sectors, has opened its doors for business. »

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Preqin and Baxon Solutions form strategic partnership

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 11:15

Preqin and Baxon Solutions have formed a strategic partnership, which includes Preqin taking a significant minority stake in Baxon.  »

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American Securities closes USD5bn PE fund at hard cap

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 11:00

Private equity fund American Securities has held the first and final closing of American Securities Partners VII with total capital commitments of USD5 billion.   »

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Steven Reiner named chief business development officer, asset dispositions for B Riley Financial's Great American Group

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:45

B Riley Financial has announced an expanded role for Steven H Reiner to include a newly created position of Chief Business Development Officer, Asset Dispositions in its Great American Group, LLC subsidiary.  »

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JTC marks 27th year of consecutive growth with re-brand

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 09:30

Corporate, fund and private client services provider JTC Group has marked its 27th consecutive year of growth with the launch of a refreshed global brand. »

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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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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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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: ... »

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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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Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… ... »

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