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ESG factors improve risk-adjusted returns and play important role in alt investment allocations

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 20:00

The majority of institutional investors actively consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to a survey by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.  »

Frozen cash

Challenging the illiquidity myth

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 12:19

Preqin recently surveyed over 50 managers of dedicated secondaries assets to find out about their activity in 2014 and to assess their outlook on the market for 2015. Patrick Adefuye analyzes the key findings from these results. »

investment

Alternatives looking mainstream

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 16:00

Institutional investors will be targeting alternative investments over the next two years, with infrastructure assets generating the greatest interest, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge-Global Edition. »

competition

US overtakes China as world’s largest real estate investment market

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 09:00

The US has overtaken China to become the world’s largest real estate investment market, according to research published by Cushman & Wakefield. »

construction workers

Health sector to provide shot in the arm for construction

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 14:00

The UK health sector is set to provide a shot in the arm for the construction industry according to findings from Barbour ABI, a provider of data to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Government.  »

research

Discounts on German commercial property assets to remain high after reaching record levels in 2014

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

German open-ended funds (GOEFs) sold EUR3.3bn of commercial property assets in 2014 at a record discount of -20% against book value, according to research by global property services firm DTZ. »

research

Global real estate investment falls for first time in five years

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 13:00

Global real estate investment fell in 2014 for the first time in five years, dropping 6.3% to USD1.21 trillion, according to research published at MIPIM by Cushman & Wakefield. »

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Shopping centre acquisitions to fuel record European retail investment in 2015

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 06:00

A new record of EUR52bn is set to be invested into European retail property in 2015, according to research published by DTZ. »

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GBP1.4 trillion investment needed by 2035 to support UK housing requirements

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:00

The UK private rented sector (PRS) needs GBP1.4 trillion of investment to meet demand by 2035, according to a forecast by Landbay, the specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender. »

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UK commercial property investment reached a record high in 2014 with activity in the regions outside of London particularly strong, according to research from DTZ.

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:00

DTZ today released its 2014 UK Investment Market Update and reported a record turnover for UK property investment last year, with an 11% rise to GBP56bn. The primary driver was a 40% growth in investment outside Central London, rising from GBP26bn in 2013 to GBP36bn in 2014. By contrast Central London transaction volume fell by 10% to GBP20bn, albeit still the second highest annual total ever recorded. »

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HWBC forecasts 33% rental growth in Dublin prime office market by end 2016

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 06:00

Rent levels for office space in the prime Dublin office market are expected to rise by 20% this year and a further 9% in 2016, according to HWBC’s Office Market Review. »

Germany map

Catella Research presents Germany 2015 office market and investment map for 76 locations

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:30

Demand for office real estate will lead to a change in the traditional investor mentality in the German market in the current year, according to Catella Research’s Germany 2015 office market and investment map.  »

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Overseas investors drive record level of European real estate investment in Q4 2014

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:00

European commercial real estate investment totalled a record EUR65bn in Q4 which led to a 29% increase in full year volumes of EUR186bn, according to a report by DTZ Research. »

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UK commercial property investment hits record high in 2014

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 19:00

A total of GBP70.7 billion was invested in UK commercial real estate in 2014, a 32 per cent increase on the GBP53.6 billion invested in 2013, according to the latest research from CoStar.  »

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Global ultra wealthy population holds nearly USD3trn in owner-occupied residential real estate assets

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 15:00

Nearly USD3 trillion of the world's private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties, a value greater than the GDP of India, according to a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby’s. »

Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

2015 set for even higher levels of private equity investment following strongest year since crisis

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:12

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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Regulators to focus on market abuse, says survey

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:00

Market abuse is expected to be one of the primary focuses of regulators in the coming year, according to a global survey of nearly 300 finance professionals conducted by Kinetic Partners.  »

research

UK gets the AIFMD vision, US, not so much, says survey

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:30

Some 61% of London AIFMs feel the AIFMD has opened up new opportunities in Europe, according to research by KNEIP. By contrast, only 35% of New York AIFMs agree with their European counterparts. »

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Investment in real estate looks set to continue rising in 2015, says survey

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 14:00

Nearly 46% of investors have declared their intention to increase allocations to global real estate, with EUR42.5 billion being targeted at this asset class in 2015.  »

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Company culture is key to avoiding regulatory problems, says Kinetic Partners’ survey

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 13:00

Company culture is the most important factor cited in avoiding regulatory problems, according to Kinetic Partners’ survey of almost 300 financial services professionals.  »

debt

Private debt: A fundamental shift in markets or a temporary yield play? – January 2015

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 13:04

In the midst of a shifting market environment, alternative fund managers are experiencing a surge of demand for primary financing activity. The increasing demand for private debt investment products and, as a result, the increase in private debt holdings, has raised questions as to whether we are seeing a fundamental shift in markets, or if this is a temporary yield play. A temporary yield play can be defined as a short-term strategy employed by fund managers to generate profit for clients, with no plans to extend the strategy past a short-term view. »

Christopher Elvin, Head of Private Equity Products, Preqin

Global venture capital financing up 58% in 2014

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:59

The amount of capital invested by venture capital fund managers in young companies reached USD87bn in 2014, over 58% more than the capital invested in 2013. Preqin’s Head of Private Equity Products, Christopher Elvin (pictured), analyses the latest data: »

Liquidity

DeAWM survey reveals opportunities and challenges in alts markets

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:00

Alternative investments remain squarely in the growth phase, with investors across the globe looking beyond absolute returns as they seek to incorporate liquidity needs, regulatory status and transparency in allocation decisions.  »

Liquidity

More investors calling time on poorly performing funds, says INREV

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 15:45

Investors are increasingly prepared to liquidate non-listed real estate funds that fail to deliver the expected level of return, according to research by INREV. »

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UK Commercial Property provides investors with strongest returns in 2014

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 18:45

Investment returns on UK Commercial Property grew by 20.1% in the year to October, the highest among the nine1 key asset classes in this review according to new research by Lloyds Bank Private Banking.  »

EU flag

Investor appetite for residential investments increases in Europe, says Catella

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 20:15

A research report compiled by IPD and Catella shows that the residential markets in Europe are in focus for investors today.  »

German flag

Institutional real estate investors embrace Master-KVG structure, says survey

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 20:00

German institutional real estate investors are increasingly embracing the Master-KVG structure, which is based on the principle of separate asset management and administration, according to Universal-Investment survey. »

two fingers

Russia surpasses UK as Europe’s second largest shopping centre market

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:35

Russia has now overtaken the UK as Europe’s second largest shopping centre market, according to new research from global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield. »

Euros

C&W survey reveals attitudes to the impact of e-commerce on the European shopping centre market

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 20:30

‘While just one of a number of factors driving the market, e-commerce is having the most significant impact on the European shopping centre market.’ according to a new survey by Cushman & Wakefield.   »

big dollar sign

New York overtakes Hong Kong as world’s most expensive shopping location

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 14:00

New York’s Upper Fifth Avenue has overtaken Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay as the world’s most expensive shopping destination, according to Cushman & Wakefield. »

features
Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

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.  ... »

Article
Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

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: ... »

Article
Christopher ELvin, Preqin

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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