Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Aug 11 2011 | 12:47pm ET
Brazilian alternative investments firm G5 Advisors is looking for more than US$1 billion to launch four new private equity and real-estate funds.
The São Paulo-based firm, which is half-owned by U.S. investment bank Evercore Partners, is eyeing about US$400 million for an oil and gas fund, US$300 million for a utilities fund, US$250 million for a commercial real-estate fund and US$200 million for a luxury brands fund, Bloomberg News reports.
"We see investors' continuing appetite for Brazilian assets," G5 founder Corrado Varoli, a former Goldman Sachs partner, told Bloomberg. "Evercore will invest with us in the funds and will help us raise money."
Evercore bought a 50% stake in G5 last year. The firm manages a 300 million real hedge fund and a 30 million real residential real-estate fund, as well as 4 billion reais on behalf of private clients.
The new commercial real-estate fund will focus on shopping centers in the country, Varoli said.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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