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Pietro Nicholls, RM Funds

Fund aims for income from alternative assets

RM Funds has announced the launch of the VT RM Alternative Income Fund (RMAI), an actively managed open-ended fund investing in defensive, income producing alternative assets. Pietro Nicholls (pictured), Principal – Investment Manager of RM Funds, explains that the firm

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. The firm writes that

Michael McCabe, MUFG Investor Services

Global infrastructure deal value could exceed USD500bn

The demand for infrastructure funds remains evidently strong. Last year, these vehicles raised USD62.9 billion in aggregate based on figures provided by Preqin*. In Q1 2017, that number had already reached USD29.5 billion; nearly twice the amount raised in Q1

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Why infrastructure investing is proving popular with investors

Infrastructure has become a key area of focus for institutional investors as they look to diversify their fixed income portfolios to access longer term, resilient credit opportunities for income-like returns. Within this asset class, infrastructure debt is on the rise

Man Group Luke Ellis

Man Group acquires Aalto and launches Man Global Private Markets

Man Group plc has acquired Aalto Invest Holding AG and launched a new ‘private markets offering’, Man Global Private Markets,  designed to offer longer term investments and complement their existing products. Man defines private markets as real estate, credit and

Nicholas Tsafos, EisnerAmper

US groups focus on Irish distressed assets

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

Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA publishes new guide to operational risk management

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has released a new guide to operational risk management for alternative asset management firms. The AIMA Guide to Sound Practices for Operational Risk Management focuses on a wide variety of risks that could result

Infrastructure funds can sometimes create a ‘Catch-22’

From a structuring perspective, infrastructure funds are most frequently established as either a limited partnership or a limited company. Partnerships are the familiar vehicle for private funds, whereas companies will be used for listed vehicles.  Obviously there will be nuances,

Martin Lennon, Infracapital

Greenfield and brownfield investing

These are propitious times for European infrastructure managers. The European Commission has estimated that around EUR200 billion is needed to upgrade Europe’s infrastructure during the current decade for transmission grids and gas pipelines.   “Clearly the opportunity set in infrastructure

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