OCTOBER 2, 2013

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Australian pension funds set to allocate $75 billion to offshore investment by 2020

by Andrea Waitrovich


Australia’s superannuation funds have plans to invest $75 billion in overall offshore investments by 2020, with the United States and Europe likely to account for a large portion of investment capital, according to a report by Jones Lang LaSalle’s International Capital Group. Approximately 10 percent of this $75 billion, or $7.5 billion, is likely to go toward international real estate investment.

The Asia Pacific region is estimated to account for up to 50 percent of the global institutional commercial property market by value by 2031. A growing proportion of Australian capital is likely to target emerging markets in the region over the medium to long term.

Real estate accounts for approximately 10 percent of Australia’s superannuation systems’ current $1.3 trillion assets un

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