Our approach

Our real assets capability encompasses global real estate and alternative income investments made around the world. These are physical assets that we buy or provide financing for on behalf of our clients. Transactions to buy or sell are done directly with the counterparty and the price negotiated privately. They are not publicly listed.

Real Assets provide investors diversification from traditional asset classes, and increased security through the explicit backing of assets such as buildings or infrastructure projects. They also offer scope for higher returns, as investors are paid a premium to hold unlisted assets – the illiquidity premium.

Strategies in focus

Alternative income

As one of the few managers offering an integrated multi-asset private markets platform, we can provide diversified, high-quality, income-producing assets. Our capabilities range from commercial real estate and infrastructure to originating bespoke structured finance transactions. We seek relative value across traditionally siloed asset classes, as well as accessing illiquidity premia.

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Real estate

We aim to be the responsible partner of choice for those investing in real estate, offering investors access to direct and indirect real estate exposure, long income assets and real estate private debt. Our real estate strategies span the risk spectrum, from lower-risk options generating long-term income to more opportunistic strategies targeting the cyclicality of the property market.

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Key risks

Investment risk

The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in currency exchange rates. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Illiquidity risk

Where funds are invested in real estate/infrastructure and illiquid private assets, you may not be able to switch or cash in your investment when you want because real estate in the fund may not always be readily saleable. If this is the case we may defer your request to switch or cash in your units.

Valuation risk

Investors bear in mind that the valuation of real estate/infrastructure is generally a matter of valuers’ opinion rather than fact.

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