20.03.2013 - SWFs poised to be aggressive with US CRE
Sovereign wealth funds, it is no secret, have been steadily building up a war chest of funds and all signs point to an unleashing this year. What may take some by surprise is the level of their wealth and the aggressiveness by which they will deploy their assets—especially as they step up their property investments. One example is Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, which recently acquired commercial real estate in the US, including Washington, DC. For 2012, the fund returned 13% on investments—specifically, its equity investments returned 18.1%; fixed income returned 6.7% and real estate investments, 5.8%. Its allocation consisted of 61.2% to equities, 38.1% to fixed income and 0.7% to real estate...............................................Full Article: Source
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