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  1. BLOG

    PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED GLOBAL REAL ESTATE HITS $7 TRILLION IN 2014 

    Jun 30, 2015 Mark Clacy-Jones

    Real Estate Investing

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    The professionally managed global real estate market size grew marginally to $7.0 trillion by year-end 2014 from $6.8 trillion at year-end 2013, according to MSCI. Currency movements reduced the global real estate market by approximately 7%.

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    THERE IS MORE THAN EQUITY IN PRIVATE EQUITY 

    Jun 29, 2015 Peter Shepard

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    Private equity is both “private” and “equity.” The valuations look smooth from quarter to quarter, but in the long run, private equity shows a strong relationship with equity and is exposed to many of the same systematic factors that drive traditional assets.

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    THE DIMENSIONS OF INCOME RISKS IN YOUR GLOBAL REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO 

    Jun 25, 2015 Mark Clacy-Jones

    Real Estate Investing

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    Income is the principal foundation of real estate investment returns. For most markets, particularly over the longer term, the vast majority of the real estate return comes through income rather than capital appreciation. The income generating nature of real estate has become even more relevant in an era of ultra-low interest rates, and in the context of the search for yield.

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    MULTI-FACTOR INDEXES MADE SIMPLE 

    Jun 24, 2015 Chin Ping Chia

    Factor Investing

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    Institutional investors are increasingly gravitating towards multi-factor allocations as the preferred approach to factor investing. But how should factor indexes be combined?

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    VIEWING RISK FROM ANY ALTITUDE 

    Jun 24, 2015 Jesse Phillips

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    Some large institutional investors prefer the granularity of a bottom‐up factor model – the way risk is allocated across markets, styles, issuers and industries – while others may prefer a more aggregated view. These investors would rather decompose risk into a few broad themes, such as by grouping fixed-income risk across markets into a level and a slope factor.

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    LOST IN THE CROWD? 

    Jun 22, 2015 Mehmet Bayraktar

    Risk Management

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    The “quant meltdown” of 2007 and the subsequent global financial crisis highlighted the risks of crowded investment strategies. The recent growth of “smart beta” indexes and their use in ETFs has added to concerns about crowding.

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    CAN ESG ADD ALPHA? 

    Jun 17, 2015 Remy Briand

    ESG Research

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    Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) mandates has grown considerably over the past few years, but some institutional investors remain concerned that inclusion of ESG factors may come at the cost of weaker risk-adjusted returns. Our research shows that this is not necessarily the case.

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    IS REAL ESTATE BOND-LIKE? 

    Jun 16, 2015 Peter Shepard

    Real Estate Investing

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    Many institutional investors have been favoring private real estate over bonds, drawn by its steady income stream and higher yields. While the short-term income may be bond-like, the long-run behavior of the asset class is much more cyclical and growth-sensitive.

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    CAN ALPHA BE CAPTURED BY RISK PREMIA? 

    Jun 16, 2015 Brett Hammond

    Factor Investing

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    Traditional investment thinking posits that alpha depends on the active decisions of portfolio managers. The search for alpha is daunting, however, because even the best analysis can be upended if the market draws a different conclusion. In addition, geopolitical and macroeconomic events can change the market environment without warning.

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    RE-EXAMINING THE TAX GAP FOR MSCI WORLD COMPANIES 

    Jun 3, 2015 Linda-Eling Lee

    ESG Research

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    Regulatory authorities are now taking a much tougher approach to corporate tax rates. Since we explored the topic in December 2013 (The ‘Tax Gap’ in the MSCI World), the regulatory outlook has shifted substantially.

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