Like an act that cannot be pulled off stage even by a hook, the globe’s major central banks continue front and centre in the ongoing international economic play, curtain after curtain.
From the Current Issue
Liabilities — particularly unfunded liabilities — will keep any institutional investor awake at night, but sensible long-term planning and effective asset allocation is the path of the righteous — and prudent — investor.
In mid-March, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council released China’s 2014–2020 urbanisation plan.
Prior to founding his own firm, Hong Kong–based Bei Capital Partners (HK) Ltd, in 2012, Collin Lau was head of global real estate with the US$575 billion China Investment Corp, a sovereign wealth fund established in 2007.
In March, I attended the ANREV Korea Conference 2014 that was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.
Rapid urbanisation and demographic changes will drive the global stock of institutional-grade real estate up from US$29 trillion in 2012 to US$45.3 trillion in 2020 and as high as US$69 trillion in 2030, according to the latest report from PwC — Real Estate 2020: Building the future.
While not devoid of concern, investors remain upbeat about Asia Pacific property, and many plan to increase their investment in the region this year, according to CBRE's Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2014.
Continuing a modest upward trajectory that began in February, the Asia Pacific region posted a positive total return of 1.6 percent during the month of March.