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The money talks: Investors work to determine the best path forward in an uncertain world
“Never a dull moment” is an understatement of the unusual and transformative events of 2016. The unrelenting rise of nationalism — brought to the forefront of global attention with the unexpected Brexit vote result — became an exclamation point with the perhaps even more surprising election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. One week after Trump was elected president, the members of the 2016–2017 Editorial Advisory Board for Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific met for two days at The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore for open, in-depth discussions on the issues most keeping them up at night.
The make-up of the board was 14 institutional investors, five fund-of-funds/manager-of-managers representatives, one consultant, and eight investment manager sponsors of this publication (see page 35 for a full list of this publication’s Editorial Advisory Board) — a ratio of 2.5 capital providers and influencers to ever