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WP Carey acquires AUD157m portfolio of Australian properties

WP Carey has completed a 20-year sale-leaseback transaction with Inghams Enterprises for a portfolio of 31 Australian industrial and agricultural properties for approximately AUD157 million. »


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Swedish listed market property values up 2.8 per cent in past 12 months

Returns in Sweden’s listed property sector continue to gain strength, according to the IPD Sweden Quarterly Listed Property Market Monitor, released by MSCI. »


Real estate fund

Crestbridge extends specialist services to landmark property fund

Corporate and fund service provider Crestbridge has extended the support it offers to one of the largest ever property funds to be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). »


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PENSCO study finds increasing appetite for alternative investments

A majority of PENSCO clients would invest more in non-traded, alternative assets if they had a better understanding of the alternatives available (71 per cent) and more accessibility to non-traded alternatives (70 per cent). »


Marketing

FCA master feeders reporting decision creates marketing opportunity for US managers, says ConceptOne

On 1 October the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) clarified its position that US managers with master-feeder structures would not be required to report on positions held in the master if only the feeder was marketed into the UK.   »


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Hermes appoints head of real estate debt

Hermes Investment Management has appointed Vincent Nobel to lead the Hermes real estate debt business and manage the Hermes Real Estate Senior Debt Fund. »


Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

London masterclass to focus on Guernsey’s funds offering

A technical showcase of Guernsey’s funds offering and how the island is positioning itself amid the latest regulatory pressures will be the focus of a funds masterclass in London at the start of next year. »


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Partners REIT completes refinancing of five properties

Partners Real Estate Investment Trust has completed the refinancings of five properties previously announced on 3 November 2014. »


Real estate fund

S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI create real estate sector in GICS structure

S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI have created a new real estate sector as part of their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) structure, bringing the number of GICS sectors to 11. »


London

London real estate attracts four times more SWF investment than New York, says RCA

London attracted four times more commercial real estate investment by sovereign wealth funds (SWF) than its nearest rival, New York’s Manhattan island, in the 12 months to the end of September. »


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