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One US pension’s unusual plan to lower fees

PSERS may face difficulties persuading would-be partners to take part in an uncommon strategy aimed at helping it reduce its costs.

Why the fall of Abraaj matters to real estate investors  

The troubles at the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm are relevant to investors in any private asset class, including ours.

Why SWFs are now finding real estate (un)appealing

Rising valuations and geopolitical risks are hurting the case for sovereign wealth funds to invest more money in real estate.

Slow, steady is GPIF’s mantra

Government Pension Investment Fund’s disclosure of its alternative investment portfolio is yet another sign that the Japanese pension giant will be taking a measured approach to portfolio diversification.

There’s no need to beware of a logistics bubble… yet

Soaring values and investment volumes should give investors pause for thought, but European logistics fundamentals remain solid for now.

Where are all the global funds?

Private real estate investors lack choice when it comes to backing vehicles that span all regions. By Peter Hobbs, managing director and head of private markets, bfinance

PERE Europe: The end of real estate finance?

If commercial property becomes a service industry, asset-level finance will become less relevant

THRE’s forward guidance shows further support for WeWork

The investment manager’s claim at PERE Europe that it might not need the office-share firm to co-invest in their next joint venture is an example of how the disruptor is winning over institutional money.

Real estate credit strategies face change of capital support

Some institutional investors appear to have had their fill of real estate debt funds, but others might just be getting started.

The first real estate opportunity stemming from the Trump-Kim summit

The US president sees real estate development potential in North Korea. But the first opportunities for institutional money are more likely to come in north-east China.

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