real estate

Aug 11, 2011

aviva_gerth2_410Aviva Investors has sold its Australian equities business - Aviva Investors Australia (AIA) - to nabInvest, National Australia Bank's direct asset management business.

Jul 22, 2011

Beach-shedsSmaller pension funds could learn a lot from larger plans when it comes to taking control of commercial property investments. Senior executives talk to Angele Spiteri Paris about the new rules of engagement.


Jul 22, 2011

SandcastleReal estate investment managers have had to adapt to the exacting requests pension fund clients have been asking of them. Angele Spiteri Paris reports


Jul 22, 2011

CakeEurope's pension schemes must transform their asset allocations if they are to balance de-risking with members' needs, but George Mitton finds that they will struggle to manage the shift on their own.

Jul 22, 2011

TreeThe financial crisis revealed flaws in pension fund benchmarks. But until these tools evolve more, trustees need to consider how to best use them and avoid being led astray, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.


Jul 22, 2011

weather-iconsSocially responsible investment funds sell the idea that we can actively help create a sustainable future. Nick Fitzpatrick asks if investors can really make a difference - and if SRI makes a difference to investor's portfolios.

Jul 22, 2011

Made-in-ChinaAs the twelfth five-year plan is outlined in China, Claude Tiramani of Lutetia Capital, expands on what this could spell for the country, its inhabitants and what effect, if any, it could have on the global economic climate­.

Jul 11, 2011

Pension_old_woman_410Pension funds continue to diversify their portfolios with nearly $1trn (€700m) allocated to alternatives last year, an increase of 16% compared with 2009, according to research by Towers Watson and the Financial Times.

Jul 08, 2011

Haissam-ArabiA new joint venture between a Qatari investment bank and a Dubai-based asset manager is promising to bring variety to the shariah investment market. Funds Global talks to chief executive Haissam Arabi about the plans for the new venture.

Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 2)

Participants:
Stewart Adams
(head of investors & intermediaries, transaction banking, Mena, Standard Chartered Bank)

Mike Cowley (head of product & client management Mena, Deutsche Bank)
Glyn Gibbs (head of business development Mena, HSBC Securities Services)
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