Latest real assets thinking
Low rates, northern lights and net zero: UK infrastructure in 2020
21 Jan 2020
In the second of a two-part series, Darryl Murphy assesses the current state of the UK infrastructure market and the likely drivers of transaction activity in 2020.
Recovery, disintermediation and politics: A decade in UK infrastructure
15 Jan 2020
In the first of a two-part series on UK infrastructure, Darryl Murphy looks back on a turbulent decade that saw bank lenders retreat only to re-emerge and a new broom of investors enter the market, as well as the demise of the PFI/PPP model.
Urban regeneration: How a secure income strategy can help revive city centres
6 Jan 2020
Like other major cities, London scores highly across a range of economic metrics. But while London’s continued capacity for renewal and attracting investment is undeniably impressive, it is often in stark contrast to other UK cities. Chris Urwin, Luke Layfield and Stanley Kwong explain what can be done to make those cities more attractive, and the respective roles investors and the public sector should play in that process.
Real estate outlook 2020: Continental Europe
20 Dec 2019
As 2019 comes to a close Vivienne Bolla and Souad Cherfouh look ahead to the key themes that will shape the European real estate markets in 2020 and beyond.
Real estate outlook 2020: UK
19 Dec 2019
As 2019 comes to a close Jonathan Bayfield looks ahead to the key themes that will shape the UK real estate market in 2020 and beyond.
Space as a service: The rise of flexible working
20 Nov 2019
The rise of flexible working is a trend that has caught the headlines. We explain why the trend is here to stay, what it means for companies and how investors can adapt to the changing nature of the workplace.
Are ESG comparisons fair?
13 Nov 2019
Investors need to look past tick-box credentials to consider the real ESG impact of their infrastructure projects, says Ian Berry, head of infrastructure equity at Aviva Investors.
Connections and communities
28 Oct 2019
Today, a handful of urban centres are pulling away from their rivals – creating more innovation, more growth and more jobs. Those changes have deep implications; understanding them and what they mean for local communities takes joined-up thinking.
Quarterly update on drivers in real assets - Q3 2019
17 Oct 2019
In our regular update on drivers in real assets, we assess the impacts of a possible downturn in the euro zone. We touch on cash generation, the valuation outlook and the significance of security and ranking in the capital structure.
London: The ultimate city of the future
2 Oct 2019
The rise of the knowledge economy has energised cities which have reinvented themselves as global knowledge capitals, of which London is a prime example.
Private wants, public needs
4 Sep 2019
With society facing many urgent and complex challenges, deciding who is best-placed to deliver solutions has become an emotive and often political subject. We assess whether there is a better way to utilise the skills and resources of the public, private and third sectors for the greater good.
European high streets brace themselves for change
29 Aug 2019
Hardly a day goes by without at least one negative headline bemoaning the impact of disruption in retail markets on high streets and shopping centres. While this is true in the US and the UK, Chris Urwin examines whether European high streets will face a similar threat.