Real Assets Adviser

January 1, 2015: Vol. 2, Number 1

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From the Current Issue

What Can We Expect in this Bold New Year?

This is my favorite time of year. Period. The end of every year brings with it the closing of one chapter in time and the promise of a new chapter yet to be written. All bets are off, or on, depending on how you look at it. 

Keene column

David Swensen’s Pioneering Portfolio Management laid out in a compelling and understandable manner the benefits that real assets, venture capital, private equity, hedge strategies and the like could bring to portfolios. With the proliferation of alternative investment managers and increased access to alternatives, even the most reluctant advisers offer some alternatives to clients.

Commercial Real Estate Hinges on Key Fundamentals

Commercial real estate has been a bright spot on the investment horizon, with all property types posting solid gains in earnings and with property prices reaching or exceeding pre-crisis peaks. In terms of investment performance, equity REITs posted a total return of 27.8 percent through the first 11 months of 2014.

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