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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). »

Rob Reid, European Cannabis Holdings

ECH lauds European investment opportunities in legal cannabis

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 10:00

Diminishing regulatory barriers in the legal cannabis market are creating access to potentially transformative treatments for a range of illnesses, as evidenced by the recent landmark case of Carly Barton – the UK’s first patient to receive a medical cannabis prescription for chronic pain condition fibromyalgia – as well as a host of new investment opportunities. »

Claire Dobie, Alliance Trust

Pioneering approach leads to profitable changes for Alliance Trust

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 12:51

Alliance Trust is one of the oldest investment trusts, founded 130 years ago to support pioneer farmers in Oregon and that pioneering spirit continues with its recent changes. It has a market capitalisation of GBP2.6 billion. »

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. »

Mark Ebert, Quaero Capital

Quaero Capital’s infrastructure strategy focuses on growth stocks

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 09:14

Swiss-based Quaero Capital, with USD2.3 billion under management, had for five years been offering its infrastructure strategy managed by Mark Ebert as part of a real assets offering, but the EUR15 million quoted infrastructure strategy has been standalone since March 2017. »

Invesco global sovereign wealth study finds shift to equities

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 09:50

Invesco has published its sixth Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study, an annual in-depth report on the complex investment behaviour of sovereign wealth funds and central banks, which this year shows that equities have now overtaken bonds to become the lead asset class for sovereigns across active, passive and factor strategies. »

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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. »


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.  »

Tom Delic, Seneca

Seneca Investment Managers adds Samarang to Global Income & Growth Trust

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 10:37

Seneca Investment Managers has added Samarang Asian Prosperity Fund, a small cap pan-Asian fund run by Greg Fisher, to its portfolio. »

Ben Keith

Barrister says Unexplained Wealth Orders likely to apply to political rather than criminal elements

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 12:02

Unexplained Wealth Orders came into force on 31 January, designed to enable law enforcement agencies such as the SFO and NCA to apply to Court for an Order necessitating people, including foreign politicians and their family members, to identify any interest in an asset that is worth over GBP50,000, giving information about how it was obtained without having to give recipients notice. »


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