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Real estate investment is being reshaped by environmental and social concerns, finds new whitepaper

Real estate investment is being reshaped by environmental and social concerns, finds new whitepaper

Real estate fund managers and investors are squaring up to tackle twin threats of climate change and an affordability crisis in housing, which they say could create sea change in the real estate investment world, according to a new whitepaper by SEI.

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The Future of Real Estate Investing: 2020 SEI/Preqin survey of real estate managers and investors

The Future of Real Estate Investing: 2020 SEI/Preqin survey of real estate managers and investors

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.

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Transparency in alternative assets requires ‘collaborative partnership’ between investors and asset managers, says Northern Trust

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.

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The importance of being liquid

The importance of being liquid

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.