23.06.2014 - Investors counting on property boom despite house price warning
Survey finds sovereign wealth funds are placing more funds in property even though IMF has warned housing is overvalued. Global investors are betting on a substantial property boom despite warnings that housing in many countries is already overvalued. According to a large study, sovereign wealth funds are seeking to boost returns by placing a larger proportion of their funds than last year in property, infrastructure projects and emerging markets. More than half of respondents said they increased their property portfolios to benefit from a long-term rise in land and real estate values in developed- and developing-world markets. The survey, by fund manager Invesco, found that while safer assets in the west remained the first choice of investors, the demand for bigger returns had accelerated investments in riskier assets...............................................Full Article: Source
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