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European Investors

Swiss investors: Scaling new heights

July/August 2017 (Magazine)By Barbara Ottawa

The pressure to increase real assets exposure is pushing Swiss pension funds into new markets and approaches

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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

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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

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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

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People moves: MetLife's Reagen to run Americas research at TH Real Estate

Tue, 18 Jul 2017By IPE staff

QIC, Corpus Sireo, Swiss Life KVG, Hamilton Lane, Tunstall, CBRE

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Eadie to step down from global real assets role at Canada Pension Plan

Thu, 6 Jul 2017By

Graeme Eadie to step back later this month after 12 years with the pension fund

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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

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Car Park

Bouwfonds car-park portfolio transfers from Dutch to German investors

Mon, 14 Aug 2017By

European portfolio bought by third fund after more than a decade of Dutch ownership

Frankfurt

KanAm buys in Frankfurt and Stuttgart for new €500m real estate fund

Thu, 10 Aug 2017By

”Fokus Süddeutschland” fund to debut in the autumn with nearly €100m in capital

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PensionDanmark, PKA, Lægernes in $550m Africa infrastructure fund debut

Wed, 9 Aug 2017By

Danish pension funds team up with AP Møller Holding for 10-year strategy

Hamburg

Warburg-HIH assembles club of investors for €250m Hamburg project

Wed, 9 Aug 2017By IPE staff

German investment manager secures funding to build headquarters for Gruner + Jahr

Milan

Allianz buys Italian real estate fund from Blackstone

Tue, 8 Aug 2017By

Acquisition of Kensington fund provides German insurers exposure to Milan offices

Housing, Finland

Varma sells portfolio as Barings enters European residential market

Mon, 7 Aug 2017By

Urbanisation and limited development keep rental homes demand strong in Finland, says manager

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