“We continue to see increased investment and growing interest in adding direct real estate to DC plans,” says Michael O’Connor, co-chair of DCREC’s Best Practices Committee.
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The firm is promoting these funds as the first of its kind to offer access to direct real estate through a target-date mutual fund.
Real assets are anticipated to be the largest beneficiaries of institutional asset flows in 2017, a BlackRock survey found.
Franklin Templeton Investments rolls out actively managed ETF suite; AXA launches collective investment trust; BlackRock reducing iShares ETF costs; and more.
Real estate managers continue to have the largest share of pension fund assets, a survey finds.
John Hancock Investments enacts expense reductions in TDF suite; Defined Contribution Real Estate Council publishes investing checklist for plans; Morningstar introduces new global risk model.
The study, sponsored by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, found REITs outperformed other asset classes.
Aging populations worldwide will create investment opportunities for institutional investors.
The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council says commercial real estate can help DC plan participants fight inflation and earn steadier returns.
Some defined benefit plan sponsors use real estate investments to hedge volatility in their portfolios, and a study from the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council suggests real estate investments could do the same for defined contribution plan participants.
Adding a 10% real estate exposure to defined contribution retirement plan portfolios can enhance the risk-return outlook and dampen volatility for participants, a new study suggests.
June 11, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Real estate has a place in defined contribution (DC) plans, the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council contends, but sponsors have concerns over valuation, liquidity and cost.
June 4, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Amid the discussion of industry best practices at the 2014 PLANSPONSOR National Conference, the question of the retirement plan investment menu and how it has or should evolve came up continuously.
May 12, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking comments about the definition of real property for real estate investment trust (REIT) investments.
April 1, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - CenterSquare Investment Management, Inc. has launched the CenterSquare Value-Added Fund III, L.P.
March 6, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – The portfolio consulting group of Envestnet Inc. launched a new multi-manager portfolio series called the Liquid Endowment Portfolios, designed to address rising correlations across asset classes.
February 27, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Investors around the world contributed almost $1 trillion in net flows to investment funds during 2013, similar to levels observed in the preceding year.
February 19, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Institutional investors working with Towers Watson more than doubled asset flows moving into “smart beta” strategies last year, reaching $11 billion of inflows in 2013.
November 8, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – FlexShares has launched its Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund.