- April 1, 2014: Vol. 8, Number 4

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Crunch time: Here it comes, a global index for a global industry

by Casper Hesp

With investment strategies and markets becoming increasingly globalised, the official launch of the Global Real Estate Fund Index in April comes at an opportune time for the non-listed real estate industry.

The new index — a joint initiative between INREV, ANREV and NCREIF — reflects a substantial investment universe of around 363 funds with a total estimated gross asset value of approximately €305 billion. It allows the non-listed real estate sector to be analysed and compared against other asset classes globally, offering valuable new insights for institutional investors considering their asset allocations and reinforcing the relevance of real estate as part of a balanced portfolio.

The index is also an important element of est

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