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Oaktree’s substantial deployment of its latest property fund is not indicative of dealflow in the market overall, but rather that it is ahead of the pack.
The use of these facilities is expected to grow and, while most investors accept their use, a significant cohort have concerns.
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Although starting from a relatively low base, more investors now see ESG as a priority. Awareness on diversity issues has a long way to go, though.
The new hire will help to lead investments in Europe while the New York-based private markets firm also plans to step up deployment in Asia.
The Hong Kong-based real estate firm is understood to have raised half of the target for Gaw Growth Equity Fund I, which was launched last year.
Managers’ performance history is still top of mind for investors, and key-person clauses have overtaken fees as the most contentious issue.
The Canadian investor recently launched its first direct office platform in India in partnership with Embassy Group, as an ever-increasing number of global institutions commit capital to the country.
The firm acquired a five-star hotel in Sydney from Chinese developer Greenland last month for around 30% below replacement value.
Most institutions expect to maintain their commitment levels to the asset class in 2021, but appetite is expected to surge post-covid.
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PERE’s Investor Perspectives 2021 Study reveals a resilient LP community amid ongoing covid chaos.

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