FUND MANAGERS FAVOUR ALTERNATIVE PROPERTY SEGMENTS, AREF STATISTICS REVEAL
The Association of Real Estate Funds’ (AREF) Investment Quarterly (IQ)* for the third quarter of 2012 reveals that over the last year balanced fund managers have been reweighting their portfolios to move away from mainstream to more alternative property segments – in particular leisure (either individual assets or parks), hotels, residential, student accommodation, health care and care homes.
The Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) has voiced strong objections over the indiscriminate nature of the FSA’s proposed restriction on promoting Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS).
In response to the European Commission’s consultation on UCITS VI, the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) strongly supports the proposals on long-term investment which will allow retail clients the choice to take a longer-term view when investing in property.
01 August 2012
Following extensive consultation with HMRC, the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) welcomes the final update to the tax regime for property authorised investment funds (PAIFs) which comes into force from today. This removes the final tax barriers to enable existing authorised funds to convert to PAIFs.
John Cartwright, Chief Executive of AREF, said:
THE ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE FUNDS:
BALANCED FUNDS CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM SPECIALIST FUNDS
The Association of Real Estate Funds’ (AREF) Investment Quarterly (IQ)* today reveals that in Quarter 1 2012, balanced funds continue to outperform specialist funds for the third consecutive quarter. This is following eight consecutive quarters of specialist funds outperforming balanced funds.
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