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Kames Capital wins two indirect property mandates totalling over GBP150m

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:03

Kames Capital has won two indirect property mandates totalling more than GBP150 million – a GBP103m portfolio from a corporate pension fund and a further GBP50m from a university pension scheme. »

British pounds

Kames awarded GBP25m property mandate by Leicestershire County Council Pension Fund

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 12:11

Kames Capital has been awarded a GBP25 million property mandate from the Leicestershire County Council Pension Fund (LCCPF). »

House and money

Pension appetite for long-income real estate assets continues to grow, says M&G

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 12:12

Pension funds continue to hunt in the real estate market for attractive long term cash flows and protection against inflation, says Ben Jones, manager of the M&G Secured Property Income Fund at M&G Investments. »

British pounds

Orchard Street secures GBP150m investment mandate

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 11:59

Orchard Street Investment Management has been awarded a new GBP150m investment directive from a large UK pension fund client of Aon Hewitt to acquire a portfolio of UK commercial real estate. »

Netherlands flag

Pramerica and APG launch EUR265m PRECap V debt vehicle to invest in the Netherlands

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:07

Pramerica Real Estate Investors and Algemene Pensioen Groep (APG) have launched Pramerica Real Estate Capital V (Netherlands). »

Magnifying glass

Listed real estate in pension fund property allocations magnifies portfolio returns

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 10:06

Defined contribution pension funds that combine both private and listed real estate in their property investment allocations generate consistently superior returns compared with portfolios without a blended approach. »

Pension

CBRE Global Investors awarded pension fund mandate for flagship pooled fund

Mon, 28/10/2013 - 12:54

CBRE Global Investors has been awarded the property mandate from London Borough of Hounslow Pension Fund. »

British pounds

Schroder Property Multi Manager secures further GBP32m from Dyfed Pension Fund

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 12:06

Schroder Property Multi-Manager has secured a further GBP32m investment from Dyfed Pension Fund to take the fund up to its target eight per cent weighting to property with Schroders.  »

Craig Baker, Towers Watson

Pension funds increasing alternative asset allocations, says study

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 14:39

Pension fund alternative assets allocations now account for nearly 20 per cent of all pension fund assets across the globe, according to a study by Towers Watson. »

French flag

CBRE Global Investors secures real estate investment mandate from ERAFP

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 15:05

CBRE Global Investors has been appointed as a stand-by manager to the French public service additional pension scheme (ERAFP), following a request for proposal issued last year. »

European flags

AXA Real Estate wins EUR350m pan-European investment mandate from ERAFP

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 14:46

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has been appointed to manage a new EUR350m pan-European investment mandate by the Établissement Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (ERAFP), the French public service additional pension scheme. »

Globe

Aviva Investors appointed for ‘holistic’ global real estate mandate by SPMS

Tue, 09/07/2013 - 12:23

Aviva Investors has been appointed by Stichting Pensioenfonds Medisch Specialisten (SPMS) to manage EUR200m of additional assets in a holistic global real estate mandate. »

Coca-Cola bottles

Kames Capital awarded GBP32m indirect property mandate

Thu, 04/07/2013 - 16:08

Kames Capital has been awarded a GBP32m indirect property mandate by the Coca-Cola Enterprises Pension Scheme. »

Lew Minsky, DCIIA’s executive director

DCIIA supports consideration of alternative investments in DC plans

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 14:20

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) believes that plan sponsors should consider the use of “alternative” investment structures that provide better risk balance in an attempt to reduce the volatility experienced by the typical plan participant. »

Bill Hatanaka, president and chief executive of OPTrust

Fully-funded OPTrust achieves 10.1 per cent investment return in 2012

Thu, 02/05/2013 - 12:04

The OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTrust) has reported gross investment results of 10.1 per cent for 2012, surpassing both its funding target return of 6.5 per cent and its composite benchmark. »

Paul Dennis-Jones, Pramerica’s director of UK real estate fund management

Pramerica appointed by John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust

Mon, 30/07/2012 - 16:04

Pramerica Real Estate Investors has been appointed by John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust to manage and expand its portfolio of UK property investments following a strategy review and manager selection process. »

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Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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