The multifamily sector has long been the darling of commercial real estate. It’s got the strongest fundamentals and greatest returns. And it’s the sector with the most access to financing for acquisition and development.
For proponents of non-traded REITs, the fact that they are not traded is both a boon and a curse. It’s a boon as the lack of liquidity means the investment isn’t rocked by volatility, making it easier for managers to deploy the money effectively. The curse is the lack of liquidity makes it difficult for investors who shudder at the idea of locking up money in a real estate fund.
Office real estate investment trusts (REITs), the investment vehicle often used to access this type of commercial real estate, were on a nice run in the spring, but since then, they’ve suffered a bit of a hit.
These articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor focus on what’s ahead for the new normal, investment management in the new normal, and a forward-looking approach to international equity risk allocation....More
How the U.S. Federal Reserve manages its exit from emergency liquidity programs will have important implications for all asset markets and could increase volatility. Meanwhile, monetary policies are also becoming less synchronized globally....More
Given many investors' goal of maximizing return, it's not surprising that some investors select funds based primarily on the funds' recent performance record. But is this performance-chasing approach a prudent strategy?...More
How might the Fed begin to move rates? Who is buying negative-yielding European sovereign debt and why? How might investors approach today's environment of constrained liquidity? In this webinar, Delaware Investments portfolio managers Paul Grillo, David Hillmeyer, and Cynthia Isom provide some perspective on the big issues influencing today's market and offer their outlook for the future....More
Specialization is critical for advisors looking to differentiate themselves—with their firms and with their clients. But how do you go about matching your strengths with a specialty that truly interests you, and fits your talents?...More
The vast majority of WealthManagement.com readers are either unfamiliar with life settlements, or are familiar with them but have never recommended them to clients. Many advisors associate life settlements with either an option for the terminally ill, or with unethical activities such as a stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI)....More