Investing in student property has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years but without wanting to sound, oh, maybe a bit contrarian, I suspect dark clouds may now be looming.
Alex Ross, manager of the £329m Premier Pan-European Property Shares fund, tells Laura Dew why the high volume of inflows into the sector is unlikely to continue and how he is preparing for a period of volatility when interest rates rise.
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Dirk Philippa, portfolio manager of the Fidelity Global Property fund, argues higher interest rates should not always be seen as a negative for real estate investors.
New structure for manager Glover
GAM has acquired the $1.2bn real estate finance arm of London-based asset manager Renshaw Bay as it seeks to broaden its business.
TIME Investments has launched a new property fund offering retail investors access to commercial freeholds.
Kames Capital has strengthened its property team with the appointment of Jim Hartley as senior asset manager.
Holders of Aviva Investors' £159m Asia Pacific Property product face a 12-24 month wait to exit, Investment Week can reveal, after the firm suspended the fund due to redemption requests.
Aberdeen has promoted Simon Moscow to head of UK asset management within its property division as Giles Easter departs the group.
Aviva Investors has moved its Property trust from offer to bid pricing after experiencing a period of net outflows for the product.
Legal & General Property has hired a trio of asset managers for its UK Property fund as strong flows see assets surpass £2bn.
Fund groups are scaling back marketing activities relating to their UK property funds as they fight the tide of continual inflows into the sector.
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Hermes has relaunched its real estate debt fund in a bid to take advantage of the burgeoning opportunities in UK commercial property.
Ian Womack, chief executive of Aviva Investors' global real estate business, is retiring from his role, to be replaced by Ed Casal.
AXA IM has launched a property fund that will invest in both equity and debt in an effort to produce a return profile similar to that of direct real estate investment.
Hermes Real Estate has hired Aviva Investors' manager Philip Nell as a fund director charged with overseeing a new property portfolio at the group.
Property group Brandeaux has announced the redemption of a further 4% of investor shareholdings in its suspended student funds.
Delegates heard from four fund managers at Investment Week's Property Breakfast Briefing last month discussing portfolio positioning and tailwinds for the sector.
European property is offering a safe haven to investors facing up to negative bond yields, said Alban Lhonneur, manager of the F&C Real Estate Securities fund.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ruled in favour of four complainants who separately claimed they were given unsuitable advice to transfer their personal pensions to new plans permitting investment in overseas property.
As property continues to deliver for investors, value is becoming harder to find. Investment Week asks allocators and fund managers which sub-sectors still look like attractive propositions.