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European Investors

moving the dial

Germany: Moving the dial

May/June 2017 (Magazine)By Barbara Ottawa

Pension funds BVK and ÄVWL are pushing their property allocations beyond 20%. Barbara Ottawa reports on the challenges they face

UK: LGPS pooling takes shape

March/April 2017 (Magazine)By

As the pooling of the UK’s 91 local authority pension funds picks up pace, the ramifications for real estate are becoming clearer. Rachel Fixsen reports

strasbourg umr has invested in a high speed fibre optic network supplying homes in the alsace region

France: Moderne portfolio theory

January/February 2017 (Magazine)By

Pension funds and insurers in France are diversifying in more ways than one as their appetite for risk increases, according to Susanna Rust

Italy: Pockets of activity

January/February 2017 (Magazine)By Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

There is no widespread overhaul of asset allocation among Italian institutions. But some are looking to increase exposure, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

norways pfa pension has invested in the development of the carlsberg brewery in copenhagen

Nordics: Exposure to the elements

November/December 2016 (Magazine)By

Nordic investors have been targeting property investments overseas as well as looking at new sectors. Rachel Fixsen reports

Switzerland: Beyond the cantons

Special Issue 2016 (Magazine)By Barbara Ottawa

Swiss investors are earmarking more money for foreign real estate – but opportunities are becoming scarce. Barbara Ottawa reports

Investor Universe UK: LGPS funds to go direct

March/April 2016 (Magazine)By

The UK government has spotted an opportunity to boost infrastructure investment. But plans to reform the LGPS have big implications for £13bn of property holdings

Gothenburg

Investor Universe: Sweden - Uncertainty around AP reform

November/December 2015 (Magazine)By

What are the implications of the proposed reforms of the Swedish AP buffer funds for their real estate investments? Rachel Fixsen investigates

Investor Profiles: Danes set about diversifying

November/December 2015 (Magazine)By

Danish pension funds remain active in real estate but they are taking distinct approaches and strategies. Rachel Fixsen profiles four investors

Investor Profiles: Finns target Europe and US

November/December 2015 (Magazine)By

Finnish pension institutions are busy in their home markets, but some are looking at Europe and the US. Rachel Fixsen profiles five groups

Investor Forum: Making progress

Infrastructure, June 2015 (Magazine)By

Most large institutions have already invested in the asset class. Rachel Fixsen speaks to six investors about their experiences so far

Munich, Germany

Investor Universe: Germany - Brave new investment world

May/June 2015 (Magazine)By Barbara Ottawa

New rules have made investments in real assets more accessible. Fund providers will have to adapt to a more regulated world, finds Barbara Ottawa 

Investor Universe: Austria - Brick by brick

May/June 2015 (Magazine)By Barbara Ottawa

Barbara Ottawa speaks to Michael Bujatti of Austrian pension fund APK about the challenges of building an active real estate strategy piece by piece 

Investor Interview: PensionDanmark

May/June 2015 (Magazine)

PensionDanmark is ploughing capital into sustainable property and energy infrastructure. Richard Lowe talks to Torben Möger Pedersen about the attraction of ‘stable alternatives’

Henri Vuong

Investment Intentions - Europe: Shifting sands

March/April 2015 (Magazine)By

INREV’s survey highlights some important shifts among European institutional investors. Henri Vuong tracks the changes

European Investors - Up the property ladder

January/February 2015 (Magazine)By Lauren Parr,

Pension funds in Europe are moving deeper into a lending  territory once dominated by banks and insurers, find Lauren Parr and Rachel Fixsen

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Business people walking

People moves: Damian Hill to leave REST Industry Super

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By IPE staff

REST, NW1 Partners, Delancey, AXA Investment Managers–Real Assets, TH Real Estate

Business people walking

People moves: Paine, Vanhanan to co-head RE at Aberdeen/Standard Life

Wed, 21 Jun 2017By IPE staff

Barwood Capital, StepStone Real Estate, TH Real Estate, Goodwin, Capview Partners

Business people walking

People moves: Findlay-Shirras takes fundraising role at First Property

Mon, 19 Jun 2017

First Property Group, Redevco, AXA Investment Managers–Real Assets, Niam

Olly Olsen (left to right), Lloyd Dorfman, Charlie Green, The Office Group

Blackstone buys flexible workspace specialist The Office Group

Mon, 19 Jun 2017By

Acquisition of majority interest values London-based company at £500m

construction site

Starwood and Tunstall target UK regeneration with Pinnacle deal

Fri, 16 Jun 2017By

Starwood teams up with new investment manager with ties to M7 Real Estate

Business people walking

People moves: Tishman hires Credit Suisse’s Schäfer for German expansion

Wed, 14 Jun 2017By IPE staff

Tishman Speyer, Henderson Park, Rockspring, Genesta, AXA IM–RA, CBRE GI

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London south bank Carlyle

Deutsche AM buys offices in London’s Southbank for more than £300m

Mon, 26 Jun 2017By

UK capital still one of Europe’s most attractive RE markets despite Brexit, says Deutsche

Solar panels

Aviva and Italian banking foundations invest in solar energy fund

Thu, 22 Jun 2017By Gail Moss

Tages Helios holds final close and can invest €253m in solar panels

Tokyo

Germany's BVK targets Japanese housing and Brisbane office tower

Thu, 22 Jun 2017By IPE staff

Pension fund increases Asia-Pacific exposure through two separate accounts

Audley retirement village

Moorfield to invest £700m of global capital in UK retirement villages

Wed, 21 Jun 2017By

Fund dedicated to expanding the Audley retirement villages business raises £285m

motorway road

PPF and Allianz among investors in £500m UK toll road investment

Tue, 20 Jun 2017By

Allianz Global Investors leads bond investment in M6, recently acquired by IFM

power electricity line pylon infrastructure

Macquarie raises £770m for UK inflation-linked infrastructure debt

Tue, 20 Jun 2017By

Number of UK pension schemes now using the debt type is growing, Macquarie says

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