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New Investors and New Growth - Is Irish Aviation Finance Booming for the Better?
Insights | 06 Jul 2017

As a leading market in aviation finance, Ireland has seen unprecedented growth in recent years - but is this growth sustainable and what impact will forthcoming changes have for those looking to maximise a high yield of return?

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Fund Administration: DIY or Delegate to a Specialist
Insights | 27 Jun 2017

Reliable fund administration is key to a successful investment platform. The growth in private equity, real estate and infrastructure investment managers opting to outsource their back-office fund administration continues to gather pace.

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Substance - ESMA raises the stakes
Insights | 20 Jun 2017

As David Davis starts UK Brexit negotiations in Brussels this week with a "positive and constructive" state of mind, despite the General Election result, ESMA continues to push back, turning its attention to the topic of "Substance".

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UK goes to the Polls and ESMA issues Brexit Opinion
Insights | 08 Jun 2017

Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Managers with operations in the UK are faced with the prospect of having to change their current operating models to protect their businesses in the face of Brexit, whether hard or soft.

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The drive for greater transparency - Who owns that property?
Insights | 02 May 2017

UK Government issues call for evidence on beneficial ownership register of non-UK ownership of UK property

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"Laying down the law," Real Estate European Regulation Roundtable
Insights | 07 Apr 2017

Simon Burgess, Managing Director of Funds at Ocorian sits down with real estate peers to discuss the impact of Brexit and other European regulatory issues to the real estate financial sector.

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Substance to remain under the regulatory and political microscope
Insights | 08 Aug 2016

With the constant onslaught of compliance requirements and regulation from various local, national and international bodies and governments all over the world, the theme of substance remains a key topic of discussion in the alternative investment industry.

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The threat of cyber-attack is real and cannot be ignored
Insights | 05 Jul 2016

Many regulatory bodies and industry associations have highlighted, and continue to highlight the importance of cyber security. From the SEC in the US to the BVCA in the UK, the threat posed by cyber risks are real and can have a significant impact on compan...

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Competition for capital in the alternative investment market
Insights | 04 Mar 2016

It is safe to say that the competition for capital in the real estate and private equity industry is as competitive as it has ever been. With an ever-growing list of funds on the road seeking new capital; performance opens the door, but to win capital from ...

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The evolving role of the CFO at real estate and private equity houses
Insights | 15 Jan 2016

Over the last number of years, in particular since the global financial crisis, the role of the CFO at real estate and private equity asset management firms has evolved. The CFO's of today are not only responsible for tactically handling the day-to-day issu...

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Private equity and real estate firms drive for timely and transparent reporting
Insights | 16 Nov 2015

The development of the Real Estate and Private Equity industry in recent years, coupled with an ever-evolving regulatory landscape and an investor base typically spanning multiple jurisdictions, has resulted in many firms adopting a more complex investment ...

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