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dc.contributor.authorMansley, N
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zilong
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T00:31:36Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T00:31:36Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-13
dc.identifier.issn1463-578X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331407
dc.description.abstract<jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Purpose</jats:title> <jats:p>Long lease real estate funds (over £15bn in Q3 2020) have emerged as an increasingly important part of UK pension fund real estate portfolios. This paper explores the reasons for their dramatic growth, their characteristics and performance.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Design/methodology/approach</jats:title> <jats:p>This study uses data for the period 2004–2020 collected directly from fund managers and from AREF/MSCI and empirical analysis to explore their characteristics and performance.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Findings</jats:title> <jats:p>Pension fund de-risking and regulatory guidance have supported the dramatic growth of long lease real estate funds. Long lease real estate funds have delivered strong risk-adjusted returns relative to both balanced property funds (with shorter lease terms) and the wider property market. This relative performance has been particularly strong when wider property market performance has been weak. Long lease funds have objectives aligned with liability matching and their performance suggests they are lower risk (more bond-like) investments. In addition, our analysis highlights they are far less responsive to the wider property market than balanced funds. However, they are not significantly different from balanced property funds in terms of their short-term relationship with gilt yield movements.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Practical implications</jats:title> <jats:p>For pension funds and other investors the paper highlights that long lease real estate funds offer a different exposure than balanced property funds. Long lease funds have objectives more closely aligned to the overall objectives for pension fund investment but are not significantly more reliable than balanced property funds in the short-term as a liability hedge. For real estate fund managers, occupiers, developers and others active in the real estate market, the paper highlights why these funds have been (and are likely to remain) attractive to investors leading to substantial demand for long lease real estate investments.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Originality/value</jats:title> <jats:p>This is the first study to review this increasingly important part of the UK real estate fund universe.</jats:p> </jats:sec>
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.rightsPublisher's own licence
dc.titleLong lease real estate – a revised role for real estate in pension fund portfolios
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Land Economy
dc.date.updated2021-12-13T18:58:31Z
prism.publicationNameJournal of Property Investment and Finance
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78860
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-25
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1108/JPIF-05-2021-0050
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidMansley, N [0000-0001-9853-792X]
dc.contributor.orcidWang, Zilong [0000-0002-5054-6875]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-13
cam.orpheus.successTue Feb 01 19:02:30 GMT 2022 - Embargo updated
cam.depositDate2021-12-13
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pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-12-13


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