Magazine Issues»January-February 2020

Nick-FitzpatrickA decade ago, a standard real estate investment portfolio was up to 50% exposed to retail properties (in other words shops) - or so we are told.

Fiona_RintoulA new decade has dawned. The roaring twenties are upon us.

Compass2019 saw a bond bonanza but fixed income allocations are likely to be more neutral this year, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Winding_roadBorder to Coast, a £45 billion pension fund pool, recently appointed Pimco to manage a multi-credit fund. Daniel Booth, CIO at the scheme, discusses the fund’s bond allocation with Nick Fitzpatrick.

Central and Eastern EuropeThe Czech Republic has seen strong growth in funds and Bulgaria could follow this year – but in general, the CEE funds industry is at differing stages of development, finds Fiona Rintoul.

Office_buildingsReal estate funds are under scrutiny for a lack of liquidity in some vehicles – yet are also hailed as “flavour of the year”. To counter structural problems, portfolios need to reflect a changing world, Alex Rolandi is told.

Real_estateThe FCA’s new rules on property funds came out before the M&G fund suspension in December and now everyone has their own ideas about managing liquidity. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Hotel_roomThis year’s MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes promises to be important for the UK, Alex Rolandi hears. Plus, investors comment on other European city investments.

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