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The $10bn Russian government-backed Russian Direct Investment Fund is setting up a real estate team in preparation for a $1bn joint venture real estate platform with a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund.
Asia’s cross-border real estate activity rose by 5.5 percent last quarter to $5.2 billion overall, with high net-worth individual investors showing the fastest increase, according to a recent study by property services giant CBRE. The large markets of Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan led the charge of cross-border investments, with capital coming from both […]
The $12.8 billion pension system will use the additional equity for its first investments in non-core property and real estate debt.
The Chicago-based firm private equity real estate firm has teamed up with fixed income specialist Rogge Global Partners for a ‘short duration’ bond fund that will offer exposure to  commercial mortgage backed securities, especially in Europe.
At MIPIM Asia this week, Ping An offered a glimpse of what China’s insurers might be seeking in their overseas investments.
Ping An told delegates at the MIPIM Asia 2013 conference that it was seeking assets that could generate a higher return than onshore bonds.
China’s regulators are discussing raising the limit on the insurance industry’s allocation to real assets by 10 percent in the pursuit of higher returns.   
Juan Barba, head of Real Estate Owned assets at Spain’s ‘bad bank’ has said he is looking to structure more deals in joint venture with private equity firms and use ‘retail channels’ to help realize the organisation’s €50 billion of assets.

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