The rise of real assets

“The current investment environment in the UK is notably supportive of infrastructure real estate. Many investors have become more cautious, bonds are pricey, and there is a growing realisation that hedge funds have fallen short of the return part of the value proposition. Therefore, there is an increasing recognition of diversifying characteristics that real estate holds.”

In Professional Pensions, Hope William-Smith looks at the rise in allocations to real assets from institutional investors. With analysis from Mark Chamieh, global head of business development at PGIM Real Estate, Marc Haynes, head of institutional sales and client service EMEA at Cohen & Steers and Matt Dimond, global head of business development at Mayfair Capital.