Real Assets Study 2020
Real assets have been in the eye of the storm during the coronavirus pandemic – but according to our study, the worlds of infrastructure, real estate and private debt, still retain their appeal, even if fundamental changes are affecting them.
Will there ever be a full return to the office? How will airports and international travel bounce back? And what are the implications for infrastructure investments? Have perceptions of ESG changed? And what does all this mean for allocations to real assets?
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Real Assets Study 2019
Our Real Assets Study 2019 looked at how European institutional investor appetite for real assets was developing against an uncertain political and economic outlook, supply constraints, and the increasing importance of ESG.
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Access all areas: Multi-asset investing in real assets
20 Mar 2023
Zoe Austin makes the case for a multi-asset investment approach in real assets.
Finding secure income in inflationary times
16 Mar 2023
Renos Booth, Isabel Gossling and Kris McPhail discuss what real estate long-income strategies can deliver in the face of spiking inflation across Europe.
Gas versus renewables: Does natural gas have a future?
8 Mar 2023
The war in Ukraine has thrown up huge uncertainties around the role of gas in the energy system. Experts from our credit, ESG and real assets teams discuss the implications for traditional energy and renewables companies.
To build or not to build, that is the question: Decarbonising the built environment
28 Feb 2023
We assess the financial and environmental pros and cons of developing new buildings versus retrofitting old ones.
Finding a new equilibrium: What’s next for real estate debt?
24 Feb 2023
Gregor Bamert discusses what lies ahead for the sector in 2023.
Illiquidity premia in real assets: Q1 2023
23 Feb 2023
Our real assets research team crunch the data to see how rising inflation and interest rates are reflected in private market returns.
Pragmatism, policy and pace: An interview with Julie Hirigoyen
20 Feb 2023
The chief executive of the UK Green Building Council sets out her blueprint for a net-zero-aligned property and construction industry. Words by Miles Costello.
When equity becomes debt: The untapped potential of amortising-lease real estate
15 Feb 2023
Institutional investors seeking alternatives to bonds may find amortising leases a compelling option, writes Mark Wells.
Why London remains the ultimate city of the future: Assessing the prospects for London real estate in a post-Brexit, post-COVID world
30 Jan 2023
Brexit and the post-COVID shift in working patterns have changed the landscape of London real estate. But the city remains well-positioned as a key hub in the global knowledge economy, as Jonathan Bayfield, James Stevens and Ed Atterwill explain.
Why infrastructure investors better beat beta: End of cheap-money era brings risks and opportunities
25 Jan 2023
Benign macroeconomic conditions have boosted infrastructure investments over the past decade. But with higher interest rates, investors in the asset class will have to show they can create true value, says Darryl Murphy.
Resilience, renewables and rates: The prospects for infrastructure debt in 2023
12 Jan 2023
Infrastructure demonstrated characteristic resilience in 2022 in the face of significant headwinds. Sinéad Walshe and Florent del Picchia from our infrastructure debt team expect more of the same this year.
The (re)price is right – how long-term investors can capitalise on a turbulent time for real estate
11 Jan 2023
Despite the ongoing turbulence in commercial real estate, Daniel McHugh discusses why market repricing represents an opportunity for long-term investors.
Building to net zero: The outlook for climate transition real assets
8 Dec 2022
James Tarry and Luke Layfield explore how the accelerating climate transition is creating risks and opportunities for real assets investors.
From trials and tribulations to the best opportunity in a decade: The outlook for multi-asset real assets
21 Nov 2022
James Tarry and Luke Layfield assess the impact of recent market volatility across real assets and highlight the wealth of investment opportunities for multi-asset investors that could emerge in 2023.
Building better: Investing in the climate transition through real assets
15 Nov 2022
Investors in real assets can propel the transition to a more sustainable future while also benefiting from portfolio diversification and attractive returns, says Mark Meiklejon.
ESG considerations for social housing
28 Oct 2022
Social housing plays a pivotal role in providing affordable housing for those most in need of it, benefiting local communities and countries as a whole. But investors considering an allocation to the asset class must pay close attention to the ESG implications, argues Mikhaila Crosby.