Adapting to change is challenging at the best of times, but when the pace of change accelerates, it can disorient even the savviest investors. Long accustomed to gauging opportunities in the context of cycles, real estate investors now face a series of bewildering structural changes that will fundamentally transform how they operate in the future.
Treasury operations due diligence is expanding well beyond the historical focus on cash controls, and now includes a more evolved and optimised manager’s treasury function. This is not only essential to minimising counterparty risk, but also key to reducing costs and adding incremental yield.
Nicola Rigby of GVA comments on what the Industrial White Paper means for the UK real estate sector…
Transparency in alternative assets requires ‘collaborative partnership’ between investors and asset managers, says Northern Trust
Northern Trust has released a white paper outlining key steps investment managers and investors can take to potentially achieve greater transparency in alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and natural resources.
Much like a brooding teenager, cash has become a high maintenance asset class as a result of events over the last few years. Whether it is finding liquidity to put to work for new investment strategies (or, for that matter, support existing ones in terms of collateral management) or looking for ways to invest cash to improve investment yield, traditional approaches to liquidity management have become increasingly problematic.
A major demographic shift in the US has contributed to a steady decline in home ownership since the global financial crisis (GFC), with Generation Y dubbed generation rent as millennials delay purchasing a home in the suburbs in favour of renting in the urban core.
Releasing more publicly owned brownfield land for development is the biggest opportunity arising from the UK government’s recently launched housing white paper, according to research among property developers commissioned by Amicus Property Finance.
The UK private rental sector (PRS) has the potential to be an attractive infrastructure investment for LGPS funds, helping to address both investment and regulatory challenges, according to an Invesco Real Estate (IRE) whitepaper.
Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield reports that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will trigger higher demand for prime assets in core locations as uncertainty and quantitative easing drives buyers.
As investors continue to boost their allocations to alternatives, how they address the issue of enterprise risk can have important consequences for the perceived risk within their portfolios, according to a new white paper from BNY Mellon.