real estate investment trusts (REITs)

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Indian commercial real estate sector gets boost from REIT rule changes

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has agreed to the further easing and simplifying regulations for real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Listed private equity set to shrug off financial crisis woes and become more popular with investors

Listed private equity appears to display a similar risk/reward profile as major equity indices, US real estate investment trusts (Reits) and other equity classes over the long term.

US corporate pension plans sharply dip in January

The funded status for the typical US corporate defined benefit (DB) plan fell 3.8 per cent to 79.7 per cent in January, according to the latest BNY Mellon institutional scorecard.

Institutional investors plan to boost use of ETFs in 2016

The use of ETFs by institutional US-based investors will grow in 2016, says a study by market intelligence firm Greenwich Associates.

Real estate assets held by US insurance industry grows

The US insurance industry held direct real estate assets valued at $56.8bn through year-end 2014, up from $39.0bn at the end of 2005, according to a report by AM Best.