Alternative Assets

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First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

Institutions expand asset class, market exposure

| Staff Reporter Today's NewsLow interest rates have driven central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pensions reserve funds into a wider range of markets and asset classes in the search for yield, according to State Street.A study conducted ... [Published InvestorDaily - 3 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

1 in 7 new investment products tied to emerging markets

Many institutional investors are directing a significant portion of their emerging market allocations to hedge funds.Emerging market equities constituted 14.1 percent of new products under consideration or in development in 2013, according to new res ... [Published LifeHealthPro - 10 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

Development Securities sells four assets for £21m

Development Securities has sold a portfolio of four investment assets to Kames Capital for £21m, reflecting a yield of 7.5 per cent.The assets include a retail parade on Bexleyheath high street in Kent; a shopping arcade in Carmarthen, Wales; a retail ... [Published Insider Media Limited - 13 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Carlyle gathers $698 million for sub-Saharan Africa deals [NEW]

( 2014-04-22 ) Carlyle Group LP (CG), the world´s second-largest manager of alternative assets such as private equity and real estate, raised $698 million for its first fund targeting investments in sub-Saharan Africa.The final amount was 40 percent above ... [Published Club of Mozambique - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

DB Plans to Increase Alternative Investments

A recent survey of investment consultants by globalanalytics firm Cerulli Associates confirms that U.S. institutional investorsacross client segments have increased their exposure to alternative assetssince 2007. Cerulli’s research indicates as institutional ... [Published PLANSPONSOR.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Hedge funds post worst first quarter since 2008

Poor performance may spark strategy change as investors look to developed markets.Hedge funds have suffered their worst first quarter since the beginning of the financial crisis, heralding likely changes in future strategy.The Preqin All Hedge Fund Strategies ... [Published Preqin - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Portfolio disclosure's unintended consequences

Stronger Super's portfolio disclosure rules present major challenges to super funds investing in private market, not because the investments are opaque but because portfolio disclosure could require them to disclose their intentions about future tran ... [Published Financial Standard - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

'House Prices and Secular Stagnation'

Simon Wren-Lewis: House prices and secular stagnation : This post starts off talking about the UK, but then goes global ...Housing is becoming more and more unaffordable for first time buyers. Yet prices are currently booming (at least in London), ... [Published Economist's View - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Private money fuels public projects

Visitors to New York who land at LaGuardia Airport could be forgiven for not realizing they've arrived in one of the world's swankiest cities.The airport's leaky ceilings, threadbare atmosphere and meager food and public transit options put it at or near ... [Published Morning Call - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Funds help ride out roller coaster market

Talk about ups and downs.Investors saw 13 days with gains of 100 points or more in the Dow Jones industrial average and 10 days with declines of 100 points or more in the first quarter alone."Trading volatility is back after what was a rather tranquil, ... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Japan's new growth strategy to include GPIF role: Finmin Aso

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that the government will include a role of the country's $1.26-trillion public pension fund in its growth strategy to be unveiled in June.A senior official said last week that the Government Pension Investment ... [Published Reuters - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Rise of Alternative Assets in UK Property Funds

Over the last 10 years there has been a significant rise in allocations to alternative real estate assets amongst UK property funds. The growth of specialist alternative property funds in the healthcare, leisure and student accommodation markets, alongside ... [Published Investment Property Databank - Apr 17 2014]

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Development Securities director Matthew Weiner said: "Within our investment portfolio, we are seeking to increase our focus on larger foodstore-anchored retail schemes and alternative assets where long-term income prospects are robust, values more resilient and income yields attractive."
...their approach and looking to new markets and asset classes as they search for yield," said Joe Antonellis, vice chairman of State Street. "The resulting portfolio diversity presents fresh challenges, and official institutions will need the right teams and supporting solutions to manage these strategies." Official institutions need to measure the moving targets of risk, complexity and efficiency and be more adaptable than ever...
...in search of more consistent portfolio returns across different economic environments," states Michele Giuditta, associate director at Cerulli. "There is new thinking around portfolio construction, leading institutions to reevaluate their models for governance, asset allocation, and implementation."
"Investors should already know this about their private equity investments. The issue is what should then be disclosed to others" said Johnson

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Institutions expand asset class, market exposure [Published InvestorDaily - 3 hours ago]
Research Reveals New Investment Plans From SWFs... [Published Citybizlist - 3 hours ago]
Public reserve funds, SWFs to boost exposure to... [Published Investment Pensions Europe - 9 hours ago]
1 in 7 new investment products tied to emerging... [Published LifeHealthPro - 10 hours ago]
Development Securities sells four assets for £21m [Published Insider Media Limited - 13 hours ago]
Institutions look to the open range [Published Securities Lending Times - 14 hours ago]
Development Securities : Sells Retail Portfolio... [Published 4 Traders - 17 hours ago]
More official institutions open to investing in... [Published Asset Magazine - 19 hours ago]
DB Plans to Increase Alternative Investments [Published PLANSPONSOR.com - Apr 22 2014]
Hedge funds post worst first quarter since 2008 [Published Preqin - Apr 22 2014]
Carlyle gathers $698 million for sub-Saharan Af... [Published Club of Mozambique - Apr 22 2014]
Conning’s Revamped European Insurance Asset Man... [Published Insurance Asset Manager - Apr 22 2014]
Gatekeepers anticipate defined benefit plans wi... [Published India Infoline - Apr 22 2014]
Harvard Management Company Invests in Californi... [Published Harvard Crimson - Apr 22 2014]
Portfolio disclosure's unintended consequences [Published Financial Standard - Apr 22 2014]
'House Prices and Secular Stagnation' [Published Economist's View - Apr 21 2014]
House prices and secular stagnation [Published mainly macro - Apr 21 2014]
Advanta IRA Presents Two Powerful Events to Edu... [Published PRWeb - Apr 21 2014]
Private money fuels public projects [Published Morning Call - Apr 21 2014]
Funds help ride out roller coaster market [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Apr 19 2014]
Advanta IRA Invites Investors to Attend Popular... [Published PRWeb - Apr 19 2014]
Source and CSOP Asset Management File China A50... [Published AndhraNews.net - Apr 18 2014]
Casting Call for CFGE Crowdfund Entrepreneur Su... [Published Crowdfund Insider - Apr 18 2014]
Corporate Earnings: Goldman Sachs, General Elec... [Published Denver Post - Apr 18 2014]
Japan's new growth strategy to include GPIF rol... [Published Reuters - Apr 18 2014]
The Blackstone Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Re... [Published Seeking Alpha - Apr 18 2014]
The Rise of Alternative Assets in UK Property F... [Published Investment Property Databank - Apr 17 2014]
KKR Income Opportunities Fund Declares Monthly ... [Published CNBC - Apr 17 2014]
HNWI Asset Allocation in Argentina 2014 - New R... [Published SBWire - Apr 17 2014]
Blackstone First-Quarter Profit Rises 30% on Hi... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 17 2014]
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'House Prices and Secular Stagnation' [Published Economist's View - Apr 21 2014]
Simon Wren-Lewis: House prices and secular stagnation : This post starts off talking about the UK, but then goes global ...Housing is becoming more and more unaffordable for first time buyers. Yet prices are currently booming (at least in London), ...
House prices and secular stagnation [Published mainly macro - Apr 21 2014]
This post starts off talking about the UK, but then goes global We are all used to seeing graphs of house price to income ratios. Here is Nationwide ’s first time buyer house price to earnings ratio for the UK and London. UK First time buyer house ...
10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening B... [Published Clusterstock - Apr 14 2014]
Good morning. Here's what you need to know. Ukraine escalates .  Over the weekend, armed pro-Russian separatist forces occupied some government buildings and police stations in eastern Ukrainian cities, prompting an emergency meeting of the U.N. ...
The Morning Leverage: Upstream, Midstream and E... [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Apr 10 2014]
Mike Lucas for Dow Jones From this morning’s LBO Wire: Oryx Midstream Services has received a commitment of $300 million from a team of investment firms. Quantum Energy Partners, Post Oak Energy Capital and Wells Fargo Energy Capital are investing ...
FIRSTavenue hires new partner, opens office in ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Apr 09 2014]
Global private placement agent and investment firm FIRSTavenue said Wednesday that it has hired Martin Donnelly as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, Donnelly worked at Blackstone where he served as managing director of the hedge funds solutions ...
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Millennium Trust Company Expands Sales Force to... [Published Financial Services - Feb 26 2014]
SS&C Technologies to Present at 16th Annual Nee... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jan 13 2014]
The Entrust Group introduces myDirection prepai... [Published PR Newswire via Green Sheet - Oct 11 2013]
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