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BlackRock sells operating renewables portfolio to UK infrastructure investor

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 10:52

BlackRock Real Assets (BlackRock) is to sell five operating wind farms and one operating solar project (the Portfolio) located across the UK to Equitix Investment Management (Equitix). »

Simon Stewart, The Growth Stage

The Growth Stage launches institutional funding platform for investment in private growth companies

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 08:59

The Growth Stage has launched what it says is the world’s first funding platform for private growth companies to raise investment capital from regulated institutional investors. »

Kevin Naughton, Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse pivots to meet direct & co-investing needs of institutional investors

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 09:50

Despite private equity managers raising a record USD453 billion in 2017, it is estimated that the amount of dry powder has risen to USD1.3 trillion. Whilst PE managers search for the best investments, this dry powder sits idle, to the detriment of investors. This is pushing large institutions to increasingly go down the direct investment path, with blue chip names like BlackRock aiming to commit USD10 billion to direct investments under the moniker, BlackRock Long-Term Private Capital.  »

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Aviva Investors establishes real assets business

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:06

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has formed a new Real Assets business, bringing together direct real estate, infrastructure, structured finance and private debt under a single leadership and operating structure. »

Brian Desmond, Horseshoe Group

Bermuda’s ILS marketplace

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:41

A Q&A with Brian Desmond, CSO and EVP Head of Fund Services at Horseshoe Group. »

Automation

The future of automation depends on human interaction

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 07:28

By George Ralph, RFA – As many firms in the alternative investment sector, and certainly many of our clients, look for new ways to improve investment strategies and drive efficiencies in their businesses, against a backdrop of strict regulations and compliance requirements, investment in technology and innovation continues to rise.  »

Bank of England

BofE raises interest rates by 0.25 per cent

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:23

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by a quarter point to 0.5 per cent, the first interest rate rise in a decade. »

Tom Carr, Preqin

More capital goes to infrastructure deals in Q3, says Preqin

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 08:00

The infrastructure market saw 365 deals announced in Q3 2017, worth a combined USD88 billion. Preqin expects these totals to rise by around 5 per cent as more information becomes available. »

Doug MacDonald, CIBC

CIBC Asset Management launches CIBC Long-Term Private Debt Pool for institutional investors

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:49

CIBC Asset Management has launched the CIBC Long-Term Private Debt Pool, a product for institutional investors focused on unrated private securities in the infrastructure and power sectors. »

Mitchell Harris, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon Investment Management sells CenterSquare Business to CenterSquare Management and Lovell Minnick Partners

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:25

BNY Mellon Investment Management is to sell the business of real assets investment boutique CenterSquare Investment Management to its management team and the private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners. »

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