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Best Real Assets Paper 2017

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  • 08 Dec 2017
  • Updated 03 May 2019

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Savvy Awards 2017 Fixed Income

WINNER: BNP Paribas Real Estate

The Behavioural Science of Real Estate Cycles
Co-authored by BNP Paribas Real Estate and Ipsos MORI, this paper explores the 'cycology' of the real estate market and acknowledges the role of sentiment as a driver of real estate returns as opposed to traditional models.


The Case for Global Listed Infrastructure by Cohen & Steers
This Cohen & Steers paper examines the historical investment characteristics of listed infrastructure and the secular themes driving significant capital formation in infrastructure globally.

Global Alternatives Survey 2017: Including the top alternative asset manager rankings by Willis Towers Watson
The Willis Towers Watson 2017 Global Alternatives Survey delves into recent trends and activities in different alternative asset classes and lists the Top 100 alternative asset managers by AuM around the world.

DNA of a Manager Search: Infrastructure by bfinance
Three recent unlisted infrastructure searches highlight several current challenges, including the compression of returns, the proliferation of sector-specific players, growing greenfield exposure and greater emphasis on value added.

We are Overbuilding! Office Forecasts for 100 Global Cities, 2017-2019 by Cushman & Wakefield
A brightening global economic outlook should point to healthy demand for office spaces. But some markets are at risk of overbuilding, and this report investigates the evolution of the global office market conditions over the next decade.

Some Like It Hot: Fiscal Policy, Inflation and the Role of Real Assets by QMA
In this paper, QMA investigates historical returns during different inflation regimes and scenarios. The authors make the case for increasing allocations to real assets, in order to hedge against potential inflation.

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