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 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’.

Feb 12, 2016

ForrestDrivers for investing in forests cover a vast range, from a recovering US housing market to wood’s use in nanotech. Fiona Rintoul reports on an eco-friendly asset class with alternative-investment benefits.