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AIFMD: The passport queue lengthens

September/October 2016 (Magazine)

Regulators are getting closer to extending passporting rights to non-EU countries. But a number of issues could slow the process, writes Glynn Barwick

More power to limited partnerships

Regulation: More power to limited partnerships

May/June 2016 (Magazine)By

 Investors should be aware of planned reforms to UK limited partnerships, which could be to their advantage. Melville Rodrigues explains

Regulation: Removing the American hurdle

March/April 2016 (Magazine)By

Reform of a decades-long tax rules for foreign investors has been welcomed by some of Europe’s biggest pension fund investors. Rachel Fixsen reports

Regulation: Have passport, will travel

January/February 2016 (Magazine)By

Non-EU managers have a wait before AIFMD passporting is extended to their jurisdictions. Rachel Fixsen reports on what this means for managers and investors

Regulation: Summer refreshment

September/October 2015 (Magazine)By

It was an eventful summer for regulators. Jeff Rupp highlights what investors might have missed while they were at the beach


Regulation: A game changer for fund valuation?

September/October 2015 (Magazine)

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive has implications for real estate fund valuations

Europe: The green continent

May/June 2015 (Magazine)

A new global index demonstrates the influence of EU regulation on sustainability performance of the region, writes Ben Farnell


Regulation - Long-term fund opportunity

March/April 2015 (Magazine)By ,

The EU’s ELTIF vehicle has been created for infrastructure investments. But Melville Rodrigues and Jeff Rupp ask whether property investors should take note

Regulation: A necessary evil?

January/February 2015 (Magazine)

Proposals to head off the next UK commercial property crash by implementing a national debt database continue to generate debate. Russell Handy reports

Regulation: AIFMD puzzle slowly takes shape

November/December 2014 (Magazine)By

As it stands, the AIFMD is far from delivering a single, standard experience for managers marketing to EU investors. Melville Rodrigues explains

Valuation: the future is European

September/October 2014 (Magazine)By

The financial crisis and its regulatory aftermath have been a turning point for European property valuation. Krzysztof Grzesik explains

Valuations: In search of a global standard

September/October 2014 (Magazine)By

Is there a need for a single global valuation standard? Steve Williams looks at both sides of the argument

Debt: ECB review crucial for Europe

September/October 2014 (Magazine)By Jos Short

The European Central Bank’s Asset Quality Review is essential to avoid Japanese-style stagnation. Jos Short explains why it is a price worth paying

Regulation: Germany’s post-AIFMD landscape

September/October 2014 (Magazine)By

Until the summer 2103, German institutional investors wishing to invest indirectly in real estate had the choice of one vehicle: Immobilien-Spezialfonds, the institutional open-ended real estate fund. At least this was true whenever they were subject to regulatory restrictions, as most insurance companies and funds are. 

Regulation: Concerns remain as AIFMD goes live

September/October 2014 (Magazine)By

EU member states are now required to put the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIMFD) into law. How they proceed could be a cause for concern. EU companies managing funds and non-EU managers marketing to EU investors must comply with the terms of the far-reaching directive, which is intended to protect investors. The directive has caused concern among those investing in alternative investment funds – as well as in fund-of-fund vehicles.

1. Preference for internal REIT mgmt

Best practice for Asian REITs

Listed 2014 (Magazine)

Are Asia’s REITs meeting requirements of global investors? This abridged version of a survey report by APREA reveals areas of mismatch.

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Business people walking

People moves: Apollo's Wofse lands CFO role at Thor Equities

Wed, 22 Mar 2017By IPE staff

Thor Equities, Apollo, Fidelity International, Cording, Valor, Lazard, Mitiska REIM, Citco, Clarion, Tritax

Milan Italy

People moves: Mazzocco appointed CEO of Generali Real Estate

Thu, 16 Mar 2017By IPE staff

Italian insurer confirms appointment one year after departure of Christian Delaire

Business people walking

People moves: RPMI Railpen builds up in-house property team

Fri, 10 Mar 2017By IPE staff

RPMI Railpen, CBRE Global Investors, LaSalle, AXA IM-RA, Thor Equities, Atrium

Business people walking

Noé, Smith retire and sell stakes in BMO Real Estate Partners

Wed, 8 Mar 2017By IPE staff

Company founded by Leo Noé fully owned by Canadian asset manager

Business people walking

People moves: LGIM Real Assets bolsters debt team

Tue, 7 Mar 2017By IPE staff

Legal & General, Madison International, ACOFI, Vonovia, TH Real Estate, Commerz Real

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, from Princes Street Gardens

Standard Life, Aberdeen merger could create £40bn property arm

Mon, 6 Mar 2017By

Merger to create largest UK asset manager in terms of global real estate AUM

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EIOPA flag tower (crop)

MSCI, INREV renew calls to revise down Solvency II charges

Tue, 7 Mar 2017By

Update to 2011 study provides more evidence that regulators are overstating risk


New rules could affect outbound Chinese property investment

Wed, 30 Nov 2016By

New restrictions if put into effect might lengthen due diligence by large investors

The Houses of Parliament, London

AREF to investigate Brexit implications for property funds

Thu, 13 Oct 2016By

John Forbes commissioned to reassess best practice post-referendum

ESMA Paris building

ESMA raises concerns over extending AIFMD passport to US

Tue, 19 Jul 2016By

InvestEurope says Brexit makes easing of cross-border capital flows even more important

The Houses of Parliament, London

UK government fires 'starting gun' for PAIF conversions – AREF

Wed, 30 Mar 2016By IPE staff

Seeding relief to stimulate investment in vehicles, association says

The Houses of Parliament, London

Tax change puts emerging UK rented residential sector on backfoot

Thu, 17 Mar 2016By

Commercial real estate also set for change following UK Budget

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