As the latest review of Solvency II approaches, research yet again confirms that the capital charge for real estate should be lowered, writes Jeff Rupp
Regulators are getting closer to extending passporting rights to non-EU countries. But a number of issues could slow the process, writes Glynn Barwick
Investors should be aware of planned reforms to UK limited partnerships, which could be to their advantage. Melville Rodrigues explains
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
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
It was an eventful summer for regulators. Jeff Rupp highlights what investors might have missed while they were at the beach
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive has implications for real estate fund valuations
A new global index demonstrates the influence of EU regulation on sustainability performance of the region, writes Ben Farnell
The EU’s ELTIF vehicle has been created for infrastructure investments. But Melville Rodrigues and Jeff Rupp ask whether property investors should take note
Proposals to head off the next UK commercial property crash by implementing a national debt database continue to generate debate. Russell Handy reports
As it stands, the AIFMD is far from delivering a single, standard experience for managers marketing to EU investors. Melville Rodrigues explains
The financial crisis and its regulatory aftermath have been a turning point for European property valuation. Krzysztof Grzesik explains
Is there a need for a single global valuation standard? Steve Williams looks at both sides of the argument
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.
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.
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
Registered users are entitled to the first digital issue of IPE with the compliments of the IPE.com team.
AXA IM–RA, IVBN, Bouwinvest, Benson Elliot, Heitman, Henderson Park, L&G
Syntrus Achmea, Hammerson, LaSalle, Union Investment, Irwin Mitchell, Quadrant Estates
Daulon du Laurens to lead newly-created grouping across three regions
Global CIO appointed CEO of QuadReal, set up last year to manage real estate
Bfinance, Syntrus Achmea, Rockspring, AREF, Zinsbaustein, Genesta, CBRE, Colliers
CAD126bn investor opens London office, including real estate and infrastructure