Latest real assets thinking

Paris offices: How the knowledge economy illuminates the City of Lights

29 Apr 2021

Talent, clusters and scale are three key reasons why Paris is one of the world’s most attractive office markets, explain Souad Cherfouh and Chris Urwin.

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Concentrate! How to benefit from specialisation and diversification in real estate

14 Apr 2021

Too much emphasis on geographic and sector diversification within real estate portfolios can hinder alpha generation. More focus on lease length, asset quality and other factors is a preferred means of reducing specific risks whilst allowing specialisation, argues Tim Perry.

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Five charts that show Copenhagen is a city of the future

7 Apr 2021

We take a visual approach to highlight why Copenhagen is such a rich, vibrant and economically prosperous city.

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What does the data say? Vaccines, illiquidity and managers called Dave

26 Mar 2021

In the first of a new monthly series, we take a visual approach to illustrate topical data themes in economies, markets and beyond. This month we look at the correlation between stock market performance and vaccinations, the illiquidity premium in real assets, and whether there are still more men called Dave running funds than female managers.

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Podcast: A clear green premium

18 Mar 2021

Our Head of ESG, Ed Dixon, recently joined Blackstock Consulting on a PropCast episode to launch their new series of ESG insights with industry leaders. Together, they discussed how the government needs to be partnering with businesses to reach their climate pledges, how the “green premium” is yielding higher rents for eco-friendly offices, and much more.

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Cut it out! The complex quest to decarbonise heating

16 Mar 2021

More countries are contemplating their visions for a lower carbon world. Norway has excluded fossil fuels entirely for heating buildings, while others are taking a more nuanced approach. So, what are the options for those with environment at the heart of their agenda?

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Can a shift in UK policy help make the ESG case for nuclear?

8 Mar 2021

The UK government says nuclear energy may have a vital role to play in cutting carbon emissions. However, more detail is needed to help investors assess nuclear technology’s ESG credentials, argue Darryl Murphy and Stanley Kwong.

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Can the UK Infrastructure Bank unleash the power of private capital?

5 Mar 2021

Now that the details have emerged on the remit and tools available to the UK Infrastructure Bank, meaningful engagement with industry should be the priority, argues Darryl Murphy.

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From crisis comes opportunity: What’s normal now?

2 Mar 2021

Big challenges bring us the opportunity to think differently. Our investment teams reveal what they have learnt from COVID-19, and how they are preparing to face whatever ‘normal’ emerges in a post-pandemic world.

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How Manchester transformed into a city of the future

26 Feb 2021

Once an industrial powerhouse, Manchester reversed its decline to become one of Europe's top creative capitals. Watch our video to find out why we call it a city of the future.

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RPI reform: The implications for real assets

22 Feb 2021

With the methodology for calculating the UK Retail Prices Index set to change in 2030, we explore the implications for real assets.

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Virtual reality: How COVID-19 is reshaping the world of work

27 Jan 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic has devastated livelihoods, it also presents an opportunity for companies and policymakers to reinvent the world of work. The future is full of possibilities – but no easy answers.

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