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Idinvest Partners holds final closing of Idinvest Private Debt III fund at EUR400m

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 06:00

Idinvest Parners has held the final closing of Idinvest Private Debt III a fund dedicated to the financing of European SMEs through mezzanine or unitranche, at EUR400 million. »

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Quadrille Technologies III holds initial closing at EUR65 million

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 21:00

Quadrille Capital has held an initial closing of its new fund Quadrille Technologies III at EUR65 million. The fund is aiming to raise EUR100 million, with a hard cap at EUR150 million. »

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Raising real estate capital in Switzerland

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 18:45

Preqin’s Real Estate Online features detailed profiles for more than 260 Switzerland-based institutional investors. Pension funds represent the majority (55%) of all Switzerland-based real estate investors; however due to Switzerland’s large private wealth industry, wealth managers and family offices make up over a quarter of investors. »

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Silverfleet acquires Masai Clothing Company

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 17:30

Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital is to acquire Masai Clothing Company ApS, a Danish womenswear clothing brand.  This is the first investment Silverfleet has made from its new EUR850 million fund, Silverfleet Capital II, which closed last month.   »

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Palatine Private Equity Fund III races to GBP220m hard-cap in 11 weeks

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 17:00

UK regional lower middle market private equity firm, Palatine Private Equity, has held the first and final close of Palatine Private Equity Fund III at its hard-cap of GBP220 million, exceeding the size of the firm’s second fund, which raised GBP150 million in 2013.  »

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Shifts in industry-wide AUM to favour unconstrained long strategies, smart beta products and liquid alts

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 14:30

In an effort to narrow the gap between dynamically managed, multi-asset institutional portfolios and the current set of static, single asset class or balanced retail fund offerings that combine just equities and bonds, asset managers are increasingly likely to bundle together three growing product sets into new packaged retail solutions that combine portfolio construction, risk management and investment oversight into a single investment fund. »

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Wexford Capital selects Eze Castle Integration Private Cloud Platform

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 14:00

Eze Castle Integration, a leading provider of strategic IT solutions and private cloud services, today announced that  »

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Altegris survey finds investors bullish on alternatives

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 12:00

A significant majority of high net worth and institutional investors plan to increase their allocation to alternative funds in 2015, according to a survey conducted by Altegris Advisors. »

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Alliant Insurance Services secures Investment from Stone Point Capital

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:00

Alliant Insurance Services has secured a significant equity investment from funds managed by Stone Point Capital, which will become Alliant’s largest institutional shareholders.  »

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3M to acquire Capital Safety

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 09:00

3M is to acquire Capital Safety from KKR for a total enterprise value of USD2.5 billion, including the assumption of approximately USD0.7 billion of debt, net of cash acquired.  »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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