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Nicholas Tsafos

US groups focus on Irish distressed assets

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:34

US private equity and real estate groups are paying close attention to the opportunities on offer in Ireland to pick up distressed assets, as the ripples of the '08 financial crisis continue to be felt there. Whether they are buying actual assets, or the debt that is held on those assets, depends on what the individual manager is trying to achieve but as Nicholas Tsafos, Chairman and Director of EisnerAmper Global Ltd, observes: "Whether it is commercial real estate or retail real estate, we are seeing managers invest in a variety of property portfolios, buying landmark properties such as the Shelbourne Hotel, for example. »

James Williams

Investor demand for QIAIF products on the rise

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:26

There has been a flurry of activity over at ML Capital in the last few months. The company provides a range of UCITS and AIFMD fund solutions to fund managers and currently has over USD1.5 billion of assets under management across its Dublin-based MontLake UCITS Platform and MontLake QIAIF Platform. The MontLake UCITS Platform, in particular, has added a number of new funds including: Mygale Event Driven UCITS managed by Neil Tofts; OTS Asia Opportunity UCITS, managed by OTS Capital Management, and SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS, managed by SPARX Asia Investment Advisors.  »

John Bohan

Open for business

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:13

Q&A with John Bohan (pictured), Managing Director Europe & Middle East, Apex Fund Services (Ireland). »

Cyril Delamere

UCITS and AIFM provide EU gateway

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:00

For EU and non-EU managers, the ability to choose between AIFMD or UCITS regimes to bring a regulated fund product to market with minimal fuss is a compelling one. With its unique business model, ML Capital has proven to the marketplace that there are many ways to scale the walls of so-called "Fortress Europe".  »

Ken Somerville

Irish QIAIF becoming a ‘go-to’ solution

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 09:50

According to Ken Somerville (pictured), head of business development at Quintillion Limited, Ireland's fund administrators are starting to see real interest among global fund managers, running both hedge funds and private equity funds, as Europe's credit markets continue to be restructured. This is leading to a wider, more complex range of credit strategies, with loan origination perhaps the most talked about example.  »

James Williams

Irish ICAV attracts significant fund manager interest

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 09:37

Ireland remains Europe's leading onshore hedge fund jurisdiction by some margin, yet up until a couple of years ago it could not offer fund sponsors a corporate fund structure similar to the SICAV in Luxembourg. »

 BlueBay adds two to high yield team

BlueBay adds two to high yield team

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 09:24

Fixed income manager BlueBay Asset Management has hired Jean-Yves Guibert and Marc Kemp into the firm’s Global Leveraged Finance team. »

Imagineer hires veteran business development consultant Joe Brereton

Imagineer hires veteran business development consultant Joe Brereton

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 09:22

Imagineer Technology Group, a provider of technology solutions for hedge funds and other investment management firms, has added Joe Brereton (pictured) as a Business Development Consultant to its team. »

ESMA resumes US CCP recognition process following EU-US agreement

ESMA resumes US CCP recognition process following EU-US agreement

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 08:56

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has welcomed the common approach adopted by the European Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the equivalence of central counterparty (CCP) regimes. »

AIFMs welcome ‘flexibility of NPPR’ when accessing Europe

AIFMs welcome ‘flexibility of NPPR’ when accessing Europe

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 08:52

National private placement regimes (NPPR) continue to offer the flexibility and ease of access for marketing into Europe that appeal to fund managers, a London funds audience has heard. »

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