real estate

Mar 07, 2016

Businessmen runningLuxembourg’s ambitions to be a cross-border centre for alternative funds are under pressure. Ireland is still a most formidable player and other domiciles are gaining ‘third-country equivalence’. David Stevenson asks if the proposed Raif could be the answer.

Mar 07, 2016

The Ucits fund is likely to be the main fund of choice for many years, despite tighter regulation and competition from Asia, according to our panel of experts. Among other issues, it looks at the route to market for alternative funds.

Mar 07, 2016

The Ucits fund is likely to be the main fund of choice for many years, despite tighter regulation and competition from Asia, according to our panel of experts. Among other issues, it looks at the route to market for alternative funds.

Mar 03, 2016

Survey1Asset managers now manage a record €7 trillion in alternative assets, although institutions are sharply divided in their attitudes towards individual asset classes, a report has found.

Feb 22, 2016

Property fundEuropean investors could be paying twice as much for unlisted real estate funds than UK investors due to technical differences between how firms calculate acquisition fees.

Feb 22, 2016

Arrow down1Investors pulled €42.6 billion from European mutual funds in January, with bonds, equities and mixed assets all hit – though ‘alternative’ Ucits products raised money.

Feb 18, 2016

Real estate soldAmundi Real Estate saw twice as much activity in 2015 than in the previous year, with acquisitions and sales growing 111%.

Feb 17, 2016

New York cabA New York-based private equity firm has launched an ‘Icav’ – an Irish fund structure that rivals Ireland’s public company, or plc.

Feb 15, 2016

BelgiumM&G Investments has raised €265 million for a continental European real estate “sale and leaseback” portfolio that includes properties in Belgium and Portugal.

Feb 15, 2016

UK residential propertyThe joint real estate investment by Legal & General Capital (LGC) and Dutch pension fund PGGM reflects how UK pension funds are put off from investing in residential property for fear of being labelled as ‘bad landlords’.

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Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

Mar 16, 2017

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities and are driving financial institutions to explore alternative hedging...

Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.