Markets are late-stage and the economic-political backdrop risky. Thomas Wiegelmann and Nikodem Szumil look at why cross-border investment continues unabated
When Tristan Capital analysed working-age populations in Europe, it raised wider implications for the definition of ‘core’. Simon Martin explains
Is the market for pan-European open-ended funds about to enter a new phase of growth? We explore the appeal for both investors and managers
Pan-Asian strategies are back in vogue, but this time investors want core exposure. Sharon Hayes reports on an emerging sector
Much has been written about the growing appetite among institutional investors for real estate. IP Real Estate’s survey of 75 institutions adds further evidence to the trend.
The effectiveness of diversification was brought into question during the financial crisis. But new research vindicates a global, ‘hybrid’ approach, writes Anne Breen
Better integration of real estate with other asset classes will increase ongoing moves towards global exposure, as Jean-Martin Aussant and Peter Hobbs reveal
This year, Expo Real in Munich highlighted a widespread shift in strategy among leading global real estate investors. Institutions are increasingly targeting cities rather than national markets or sectors.
Are core, value-add and opportunistic labels useful to investors or potentially misleading? Richard Lowe considers the latest thinking
Despite their different characteristics, new research has found little differentiation between the long-term performance of value-added and opportunistic funds
Over-reliance on geographic, sector and style labels and an emphasis on volatility of total returns could be misleading investors. Matthew Richardson explains
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