Metric partners with Universities Superannuation Scheme

Signing dealMetric Property Investments has created a joint venture with Universities Superannuation Scheme, the Metric Income Plus Limited Partnership. With an initial life of five years, the £150 million (€176 million) joint venture aims to acquire small, higher yielding, income focused retail parks and solus units. The investments will have a value ranging from £2 million to £20 million. Andrew Jones, chief executive of Metric, says this access to institutional and third party equity means it can leverage its asset management platform and increase the scale of business without tying up significant investment capital. The Universities Superannuation Scheme is the main pension scheme provided by universities, higher education and other associated institutions for their employees. ©2011 funds europe

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.