Latest real assets thinking
Designing the future city: An interview with Carlo Ratti
28 Feb 2019
In this Q&A, architect and MIT lecturer Carlo Ratti discusses the forces that are shaping the future of cities, from new urban technologies to the impact of climate change.
The logistics sector: Safe as warehouses?
26 Feb 2019
The logistics industry is in a state of flux due to rapidly-developing technologies and the increasing demands of consumers. A strategy which focuses on the demand and supply fundamentals of local markets is required to cut through this uncertainty.
Europe real estate outlook: three predictions for 2019
14 Dec 2018
Aviva Investors analysts Souad Cherfouh and Vivienne Bolla discuss the outlook for European real estate.
UK real estate outlook: three opportunities for investors in 2019
14 Dec 2018
Aviva Investors’ Jonathan Bayfield discusses the outlook for real estate.
Real assets: relative stability in increasingly volatile markets
4 Dec 2018
In our latest real assets update, we check recent trends in UK property and infrastructure equity in a period of Brexit-related uncertainty.
The UK grocery market: ripe for disruption
4 Dec 2018
With the grocery market undergoing significant changes, the successful supermarkets of the future are likely to be smaller and focussed on providing a rich shopping experience, writes Jonathan Bayfield.
Expertise combined, opportunity multiplied: why I created a real assets business
23 Nov 2018
In this article Mark Versey, CIO Real Assets, explains why he combined the real estate and alternative income divisions at Aviva Investors to create a real assets business.
Rising bond yields need not spell disaster for real assets
13 Nov 2018
Investors will favour real asset classes offering growth potential in an environment of increasing bond yields, argues real asset analyst Vivienne Bolla.
Journey’s end: route options for DB pension schemes
25 Oct 2018
Pension schemes will confront a different set of challenges as they mature, not least around cashflows. How these problems are managed now will affect the financial health of the schemes far into the future.
Conference calls: a snapshot of investors’ views on the big issues
23 Oct 2018
Attendees at Aviva Investors’ annual institutional investor conference gave their take on some of the key themes impacting pensions schemes, from ESG to asset allocation shifts.
CVAs and the changing shape of UK retail
16 Oct 2018
More retailers are turning to corporate voluntary arrangements to restructure their estates - but a dynamic landscape is no surprise for seasoned real estate investors.
Balancing liquidity and flexibility: a DB de-risking dilemma
13 Sep 2018
As transfers out of UK Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes reach record levels, John Dewey assesses the implications for pension schemes with alternative income allocations.