In brief

  • September, 2017

    LAPF Investments Awards – Winners announced

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    The winners of the LAPF Investments Awards were announced at a gala dinner in the British Medical Association, London, on the 19th of September 2017. Hosted by England rugby legend, Martin Bayfield, the awards have proved to be one of the most popular events in the LGPS calendar. More information and a full list of results can be viewed here: ...

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  • August, 2017

    Brexit the biggest challenge for real estate investors

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    Brexit uncertainty is the biggest challenge for institutional investors planning to increase their allocation to European commercial real estate over the next 12 months. The finding was uncovered by BrickVest, a pan-European online crowd funding platform for real estate. It said that 60% of investors put Brexit as the biggest challenge, ahead of political ...

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  • August, 2017

    Lothian sees 21.7% return in 2016-17

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    Lothian Pension Fund has reported a 21.7% return for the year to March 31, 2017, boosted by sterling weakness and strong equity markets. Lothian chief investment officer, Bruce Miller, said that the fund, like many other UK investors, saw very high global equity returns in 2016, with the MSCI world equity index up 32.2%. The fund has a 66% equity ...

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  • August, 2017

    Private equity managers report rising investor interest

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    A survey of 150 private equity (PE) managers has found that over half (59%) are reporting increased investor interest in the last 12 months, with 13% seeing a significant interest. However, the survey, which was conducted for alternative asset data provider Preqin, found that investor interest in Europe lagged behind Asia and North America. The highest ...

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  • August, 2017

    Private equity returns strongest for two years

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    Private equity returns were at their highest level in the first quarter of 2017, up 3.95%, according to the State Street Global Exchange Private Equity Index (GXPEI). The strong performance was based on returns from buyout funds and private debt, with a big rise in venture capital. Buyout funds were up 4.23% in the first quarter, meaning they have ...

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  • August, 2017

    Aberdeen and Standard Life complete merger

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    The merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life has been completed, forming one of the world’s largest investment companies with assets under administration of £670 billion, Standard Life Aberdeen. Following the merger, the combined entity’s investment business, Aberdeen Standard Investments, will manage £583 billion. It will have a ...

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