Universities Superannuation Scheme expands stake in Sydney rail line
GLOBAL – USS buys nearly 50% stake from local infrastructure fund for undisclosed sum.
Superannuation assets exceed Australian GDP for first time since 2007
AUSTRALIA – Charter Hall expecting ongoing SMSF demand for direct property investment.
Active share real estate managers outperform, study shows
UK – Research by Aberdeen, professors Cremers and Lizieri applies active-share metric to real estate.
City of London grants infrastructure mandate to IFM
GLOBAL – Splits mandate across pension fund, trust responsible for bridge maintenance.
OECD report cites 'serious barriers' to long-term investment
GLOBAL – Report highlights low levels of pension fund investment in infrastructure.
Australian schemes to invest €5.6bn in European, US property – report
GLOBAL – 'Super' funds forced to move outside saturated domestic real estate market.
Pension funds' increased risk tolerance to hit returns – Allianz GI
GLOBAL – Annual RiskMonitor highlights investor concerns over price bubbles in fixed income.
Pension funds to increase infrastructure allocations – report
GLOBAL – Funds closed in 2013 have already raised $17bn in capital commitments.
Chinese insurance funds seeking cross-border opportunities – CBRE
GLOBAL – Chinese insurance funds looking at locations with 'high transparency', according to study.
New Jersey considers investment into China industrial development fund
NORTH AMERICA – Pension fund mulls $75m commitment to GLP China Logistics Fund I.
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