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Do it yourself 2005-09-01 Staff Writer One of my favorite bits of jargon in the financial world is “disintermediation”. Not only does it make its deliverer sound smart, it also tends to be used when someone is claiming to enjoy an advantage that runs exactly counter to the prevailing trends.<br /> <
The sole fiduciary of the giant New York Common Retirement Fund is backing a new state law that would allow the $120m pension greater leeway in making alternative investments through a prudent investor model.
The New York-based buyout firm is poised to complete its second major European theme park deal in rapid succession.
Hermes has made 2x cash on the £102.5m sale of Merlin as the US buyout giant takes a first step towards building a consolidated European theme park business.
Kings, queens and Mick Jagger 2005-07-01 Staff Writer From the day it was established almost two hundred years ago, Claridge's Hotel in London's Mayfair district has been a favorite rest stop for the rich, the famous and the merely royal. The hotel's luxury accommodations and storied history have also attrac
Pleasure principals 2005-07-01 Staff Writer MHS Capital Partners is bullish on love, specifically the kind that can be measured in hourly increments. For the last year, the real estate investment firm has been acquiring Japanese “love hotels”, many of which, following a construction boom in the 1980s and ear
City of God 2005-07-01 Staff Writer Florida already has a city called Naples. Pretty soon it could have its own Vatican too. Thomas Monaghan, the entrepreneur behind Domino's Pizza, is funding the creation of a community in South Florida where Catholic Americans can live the holy life. The new town will be c
The Canadian Pension Plan plans to increase its real estate exposure, one fund at a time.
Things are looking up in the hotel business - travelers are back, supply is down and hot-stone spa treatments are in. But strong fundamentals alone don't make hospitality a walk in the park. By Aaron Lovell
Profile: DavidBrush 2005-07-01 Staff Writer Having been responsible for overseeing all real estate private equity investments by REOG since 1994, David Brush has seen more of the asset class than most. From his London base, he now heads a team of more than fifty in offices across the globe, and has supervise

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