Wealthy have growing appetite for private equity investment
A low return environment is fuelling appetite for private equity and real estate funds, according to research by BNP Paribas Wealth Management.
News 10 Apr 18
Property fund slams closure of Serious Fraud Office case
An investigation into allegations of fraud against investment companies operated by Guernsey-based Stirling Mortimer has been closed by the Serious Fraud Office due to insufficient evidence – a decision that has been strongly criticised by the fund house.
Offshore companies own a big chunk of UK real estate
Offshore finance centres are home to thousands of companies that own nearly 100,000 properties in England and Wales, with the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the crown dependencies leading the pack.
Asian investors in London property risking hefty IHT bills
Overseas investment into the London residential new-build property market is dominated by Asian investors who may be overlooking UK inheritance tax in their financial planning, Old Mutual International has warned.
How investors were fooled by the Carillion mirage
Carillion’s investment story, like other firms before it, ultimately evolved into something that sounded too good to be true. Its collapse on Monday raises many questions, namely, at the stage it was in before entering liquidation, who would have even wanted to own it?
Woodford-backed Purplebricks sees shares slide on £8.2m loss
Neil Woodford’s favourite online estate agent Purplebricks failed to woo markets with its half year figures after posting an £8.2m ($10.9m, €9.3m) loss.
Listed property funds can beat the real thing, says Blackrock
Listed real estate funds offer investors some added advantages over the physical market, says James Wilkinson, BlackRock’s co-global chief investment officer for property funds.