real estate

Dec 10, 2015

real estateProject, a German real estate asset manager with €1.2 billion of assets under management, is to launch a version of its Vier Metropolen fund, which invests in urban German real estate projects, for institutional investors.

Dec 09, 2015

Liquid alternativesDaily liquidity in defined contribution (DC) pension schemes means savers lose out on extra returns from less liquid alternative investments, a group of investment professionals says.

Dec 04, 2015

Loic SchmidGeneva Swiss Bank has appointed Loïc Schmid as head of asset management.

Dec 02, 2015

Robot handGerman investors anticipate a greater role for artificial intelligence (AI) in asset management and say these advanced computers are already competing with traditional active managers.

Nov 26, 2015

UK budgetThe more buoyant economic outlook for Britain that UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne forecast yesterday has sparked a less-than-homogenous response from investment managers.

Nov 23, 2015

Risk1German asset managers have been urged to internationalise investments for bank and insurer clients to cope with depressed returns caused by low rates and regulation.

Nov 19, 2015

The firm has announced a strategy for institutional investors to invest in the Spanish residential property market. It focuses on the construction of residential housing complexes and the conversion of existing properties to residential real estate in the metropolitan regions of Madrid and Barcelona.

The investment strategy is targeting a total return of 155% to 175% after local taxes and costs by the end of its investment term in 2019.

Nov 13, 2015

Jorrit ArissenKempen Capital Management (KCM), a subsidiary of Dutch merchant bank Kempen & Co, has bolstered its real estate team with the hire of Jorrit Arissen.

Nov 11, 2015

CurrenciesThe ETF industry looks set for a record year of inflows, despite market volatility in global equities. David Stevenson looks at which parts of the ETF industry are benefiting most from investor sentiment.

Nov 11, 2015

YuansAfter the turmoil in China’s markets this summer, Nick Fitzpatrick finds reasons to be optimistic, including good news for A-share ETFs – although their large holdings in the bank sector could hold them back.

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