Allianz Global Investors has announced the launch of an alternative investments group, including the appointment of Spencer Rhodes to the new role of Alternative Investments Global Business Manager, in the wake of a doubling of assets under management in alternative investment strategies over the past year to €5.4bn. The group will sit as the fourth […]
Jersey Finance has said that NAV of regulated funds domiciled in the jurisdiction increased by £5bn in the third quarter of 2014 to reach over £205bn – a five year record high. The figures represent a 5.5% year on year increase in NAV, as the number of regulated funds rose by 21 to 1,304 in […]
AMP Capital has confirmed the launch of its Global Infrastructure Fund by converting its successful Strategic Infrastructure Trust of Europe (SITE) from an open-ended to a closed-ended European fund and launching the Global Infrastructure Fund. SITE’s portfolio currently comprises $750m in assets to be shared with the Global Infrastructure Fund, AMP now aims to raise […]
Franklin Templeton Investments announced that international investors can now access access its first multi-manager, multi-strategy Luxembourg-registered Sicav fund focused on alternative investment strategies. The fund, called Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund was soft-launched a month ago and follows a similar strategy to the US-registered Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Funds. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the investment […]
Data from Eurekahedge suggest net redemptions from hedge funds saw $13bn withdrawn from hedge fund strategies through the third quarter this year. The flows came despite performance data suggesting that hedge fund strategies overall beat the MSCI World index through September, although over the year to date they have slightly underperformed the index. The Eurekahedge […]
Real estate asset manager Round Hill Capital has announced the sale of a €86m property portfolio in Berlin to Akelius Gmbh. The portfolio includes 39 residential properties covering 60.000 square metres in the areas Wedding, Tiergarten, Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg. The agreed purchasing price represents €1,430 per square metre. „Our investors appreciate the added value in […]
Demand for liquid alternative investments has increased significantly since the 2008 financial crisis, according to From Alternatives to Mainstream, a study released by Deutsche Bank. The research, which was conducted among 212 hedge fund investors with a combined AUM of $804bn (€621bn), revealed that demand for liquid alternatives increased from 28% to 51% YoY. According […]
Amundi Funds is to make its Equity Emerging Minimum Variance fund available for self selection on the PPM platform in Sweden from 26 September. Platform provider the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) said the fund would cost investors 0.82%. The fund invests in both equities and fixed income assets. Meanwhile, local manufacturer Skandia Fonder is changing […]
The Setter Capital Volume Report – H1 2014, which covers the secondary market for private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds for the first half of the year, has reported volumes of $22bn in H1. Setter Capital, the investment adviser on alternative investments, pointed out that alternatives secondary market volumes increased by 47% since […]
German investor Deka Real Estate has confirmed the purchase of “The Edge”, a 40.000m2 office building in Amsterdam from Dutch project developer OVG.
UK asset manager Schroders has teamed up with hedge fund manager John Paulson (pictured) to launch the Schroders GAIA Paulson Merger Arbitrage fund.
Sovereign investors are set to put more money into emerging market assets and alternatives, according to the second annual Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study.