May 19, 2022

Operational risk is defined as the risk of losses stemming from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems, or from external events.[1] This also includes legal risk, which is prevalent in document intensive asset classes such as private debt. While studies have shown that operational risk accounts for 50% of failures[2], such failures are likely to be even higher for private debt, as it has the highest risk across private fund types and requires careful...

May 11, 2022

Padhraic_McLaughlinThe Irish Limited Partnership rules increase Ireland’s attractiveness as a domicile for private assets and INDOS Financial (Ireland) Depositary Limited has picked up its first client.

May 11, 2022

crypto marketDesigned as a payment tool, cryptocurrencies have attracted the interest of asset managers as the promise of returns is so high. 

May 11, 2022

ForestA new initiative from Denmark could pave the way for European pension funds to become more involved in forest management – But, as indigenous people understand better than anyone, this carries a duty of custodianship. David Whitehouse reports.

May 09, 2022

Electric_car_parking_spaceMacquarie Asset Management has hired Gabriele Duesberg as a managing director to support its energy transition infrastructure capabilities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea). 

May 09, 2022

Global real estate firm Hines has raised €800 million of equity commitments for its open-ended core-plus fund, otherwise known as Hines European Property Partners (HEPP).

Apr 26, 2022

ESG_investments_risingEquity ESG was the asset class that recorded the strongest inflows in the first quarter of 2022, at £8.6 billion, as investors pulled £10.8 billion out of non-ESG equities, new research showed.

Apr 22, 2022

Asset managers and fund boards grapple with the impact of climate risks on investments in their funds. However, things move quickly. Alongside awareness of biodiversity loss and the risk it poses, nature is another important risk that must also be considered.

Mar 17, 2022

Aldinger-DaemgenThe European Commission recently issued a proposal for an overhaul of the AIFMD, generally known as AIFMD II. While some of the suggested changes had been expected, others were not entirely in line with previous feedback provided by, among others, the pan-European regulator or KPMG, which was tasked with assessing the efficacy of the current framework and found no material deficiencies.

Mar 09, 2022

John Legrand IQ-EQLondon has been the preferred European jurisdiction for private capital asset owners for decades, and – aided partly by the ESG trend – Brexit has not changed this, says John Legrand, regional CEO, UK, Ireland & Crown Dependencies at fund administrator IQ-EQ.