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14 July 2014

Alternative assets managed by top 100 firms continue to rise, hits $3.3tn markp

dollarsss Global alternative investments controlled by the top 100 managers hit $3.3tn last year, more than $100bn up on the previous 12 months according to new research by Towers Watson.

19 March 2014

Spain moves up the list for commercial real estate investorsp

The number of investors viewing Spain as the most attractive market for commercial real estate acquisitions has increased dramatically as investors move up the risk curve in 2014.

13 January 2014

European pension funds show strong appetite for real estatep

While European pension funds are displaying a strong appetite for real estate they retain a strong focus on risk management and were “very selective” in terms of where and how they invest, a new report has said.

26 November 2013

Infrastructure comes of age as an asset class

The infrastructure asset class has weathered the economic storm, with 70 per cent of infrastructure investors achieving or exceeding their target internal rates of return, according to a new survey.

20 March 2013

Green investment suffers second consecutive month of declinep

Investment in the clean energy sector weakened in February as both volume and value dipped and value halved month-on-month from $2bn to $964m - marking the second consecutive month of decline.

7 November 2012

Tough global financing market dampens private equity real estatep

Real estate private equity fund managers around the world continue to face major challenges stemming largely from ongoing illiquidity within the capital markets. This has left few able to secure bank financing and stifled deal flow, according to a recent report.

4 October 2012

Infrastructure fundraising slows in Q3 2012, interim closings hold hopep

Although just six private equity infrastructure funds held a final closing in Q3 2012, raising $2.7bn in investor capital, a considerable $14bn was raised by those funds holding an interim close during the quarter.

12 September 2012

Global real estate investment could hit $180bn by 2020p

Annual investment volumes in retail real estate could hit $180bn globally by 2020 due to increasing cross-border activity, following growth of around 50 percent on the projected volumes for 2012 - which could hit $125bn of activity.

20 July 2012

Private real estate investment sees strong reboundp

o Private real estate investments have continued their strong rebound, generating 10.4 per cent during 2011 despite a challenging economic environment.

28 March 2012

Portfolio construction has some way to develop for infrastructure asset classp

road-night_sq Infrastructure is still a nascent asset class with many investors drawn to it through its perceived attractive characteristics, however for many early investors, the asset class has not delivered the promised consistent and non-cyclical returns.

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