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  • BMO Global converts UK property fund to Paif 01 September 2015

    BMO Global Asset Management has converted its £260m ($398m) F&C UK Property Fund into a property authorised investment fund (Paif) designed to up yield by 20% for tax exempt investors.

  • OCBC closes debut fund 28 August 2015

    Singapore-based OCBC's private equity unit has closed its debut fund at S$550m ($393m) – S$150m more than the initial target at launch in November 2014 and against the backdrop of a very slow half-year for Asian private equity according to Preqin.

  • SCM ETF tracking ETFs closes at £500,000 28 August 2015

    SCM Private has closed its exchange traded fund of ETFs.

  • Aberdeen launches new alternatives vehicle 28 August 2015

    Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) has launched a £325m ($500m) liquid alternatives vehicle.

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  • China Huarong to launch IPO 28 August 2015

    China Huarong Asset Management Co - one of four asset management companies created in 1999 to buy non-performing loans at a discount from state-run banks - is launching a Hong Kong IPO of up to $3bn.

  • TIAA-CREF and Swedish pension funds pool real-estate assets 27 August 2015

    US investment group TIAA-CREF has announced a new €2.2bn ($2.5bn) joint venture with Swedish National Pension Funds AP1 and AP2.

  • K&L Gates poaches Dartley 07 August 2015

    US law firm K&L Gates has appointed Edward Dartley as a partner in its investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments and private equity practices.

  • QIC infrastructure fund reaches first close 07 August 2015

    Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) has announced the first close of its QIC Global Infrastructure Fund (QGIF) at 50% of target having raised A$1bn ($737m).

Insurance asset management

  • Solvency II - benefit or burden? 30 July 2015

    Solvency II is viewed by many insurers and their asset managers as an administrative burden. But Rudyard Ekindi, head of investment solutions, equity, Unigestion, outlines a potential upside - a framework for more efficient investment decision making.