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Nunzio Laurenziello

Why Generali wants to be one of Europe’s leading property lenders

The Italian insurance giant has launched its first property credit vehicle and is aiming to build a €3bn loan book within three years. Nunzio Laurenziello, who is leading the strategy, tells us why.

Swedish pension AP2 to double Asia-Pacific real estate allocation – Exclusive

The Swedish pension fund is open to pursuing co-investments and club deals as it expands its exposure in Asia-Pacific.

Does AEW’s Asia core fund defection matter?

Whether the Boston-headquartered manager should fret over losing Gillian Chee, the manager of its incoming Asia core fund, is debatable.

Angelo Gordon raises $1.3bn for its biggest ever Asia RE fund – Exclusive

The New York-based real estate firm has exceeded the original target for its latest opportunistic real estate fund by $300m.

Generali’s new fund reflects the opportunity in real estate debt

Insurance companies like the Italian giant are capitalising on institutional demand for real estate lending strategies.

Allianz’s Trausch: ‘We can add on a new capability each year’

Allianz's real estate business will aim to add a new strategy every year to reach its goal of $100bn AUM by 2024, says chief executive Francois Trausch

Global IRR Index in the works says ANREV

INREV, ANREV and NCREIF are planning to introduce a new IRR index amid a growing demand for data transparency.
Spotlight

Does it matter how investors fund their commitments?

News that CalPERS is considering leveraging its portfolio has put the spotlight on the risks and merits of institutional investors taking on systematic borrowing.

Australia defies regionwide property slump

Australia recorded $8.4bn worth of property transaction volumes in Q2 2019 amid an overall slowdown across Asia-Pacific, according to data published by Real Capital Analytics.

Meketa and RCLCO in running for CalPERS real estate consultant role

The $376bn pension will interview both firms and choose later this year which will get the three-year contract worth more than $3.5m.
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