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All that glisters is not gold

Originally published March 2021. The collapse of Greensill involved a predicable cast of unwise enablers, but it should serve as a warning to the growing number of alternative asset buyers on the dangers of complex deals which promise much but deliver less. Due diligence is critical in the highly illiquid alternatives sector. You really can’t […]

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Why do I live here?

Originally published November 2020. I don’t like repeating a story that brings any disrespect to the Beatles, especially one so clearly unlikely as the exchange attributed to John Lennon when asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world: “He isn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” I raise this in relation to […]

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Redefining retail in China

Originally published March 2021. For many years retail has been the second-largest invested asset class in the commercial real estate world. But now, being one of the sectors most hard-hit by covid-19, it is often leaving investors nervy, and has become an area that many are seeking to avoid. According to the latest data from […]

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Singapore REITs: Monthly analysis 

FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts (FTSE ST REIT Index) increased slightly from 859.68 to 865.91 (+0.72%) compared to last month’s update. Currently the Singapore REIT index is still trading with a range between 816 and 874. Yield spread (in reference to the 10-year Singapore government bond of 1.551%) continues to tighten from 4.08% to 3.809%. […]

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Why specialised real estate is a better investment strategy

While institutional investors of the 1990s preferred passive investment vehicles with a diversified portfolio of multiple real estate sectors, recent real estate investment strategies have shifted from diversified REIT portfolios to specialised ones. In particular, specialised REITs have been validated as a superior real estate investment strategy compared with their diversified counterparts on both investment […]

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Singapore REITs – monthly update

FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts (FTSE ST REIT Index) increased from 826.65 to 859.68 (+3.99%) compared with last month’s update. Currently the Singapore REIT index is still trading with a range between 816 and 874. Yield spread (reference to ten-year Singapore government bond of 1.391%) continues to tighten from 4.289% to 4.08%. However, the risk […]

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India’s impending war on crypto

A senior official in the Indian government recently revealed to Reuters that the government would soon propose a law banning the trade and possession of cryptocurrencies. India has quickly become a global cryptocurrency hub, with 8 million investors holding an estimated US$1.4bn in crypto assets. The legislation, which intends to pave the way for an […]

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