- May 1, 2023: Vol. 15, Number 5

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Why value-added plays make sense in today’s investment environment

by Jennifer Molloy

The recent collapse of prominent US regional banks (Silicon Valley Bank, Silvergate Bank, Signature Bank), as well as the takeover of Switzerland’s Credit Suisse by UBS, has rattled global financial markets already on edge from fast-rising interest rates to tame inflation, which contributed to balance sheet liquidity issues as fears of bank run contagion mounted amongst depositors.

Central banks and other major banks have sought to shore up confidence in the banking sector, and government regulators are investigating what changes may need to be made to prevent such problems in the future.

Against this backdrop — and a day before the Federal Open Market Committee’s 25 basis point rate hike on 22 March — a virtual roundtable with institutional investors, consultants and investment managers was held by Institutional Real Estate, Inc about increased investor interest in value-added investment in the current economic climate. The in-depth strategy session was modera

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