Mass PRIM made its first direct deal without a third-party manager last year. Is this the start of a new trend? Christopher O’Dea reports
Pension funds are beginning to pull capital out of core funds as return expectations diminish. But where, asks Christopher O’Dea, are they redeploying it?
US pension funds are rethinking their approach to global diversification. Eric Adler tells Richard Lowe how this could be critical for the European open-ended fund sector
Pension funds are increasingly cautious and beginning to question the closed-ended fund model. Christopher O’Dea reports
PREA’s survey shows that domestic investors have been priced out of the major markets in the US, but they are still looking to deploy capital. Greg MacKinnon reports
International real estate investors will continue to invest in London despite warnings that the market could be nearing a peak, delegates at Expo Real in Munich heard.
Increased competition and yield compression in major office, retail and logistics markets are bringing other sectors – and more peripheral geographies – into the limelight.
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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