6 OF THE BEST! WHAT MAKES STUDENT HOUSING A GOOD INVESTMENT?

As investment generally could be thought of as an art not a science, it’s difficult to answer that question to everyone’s taste.  A good, solid investment to one, is a dull under-performer to another. However, looking at investors who are broadly interested in Purpose-Built Student Housing, we can draw several conclusions and use those to…

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WHY INVESTING IN STUDENTS IS A GOOD IDEA

STUDIVEST joins us at The Funds Workshop as a guest editor to talk about investing in Purpose-Built Student Housing (PBSH) and why it’s becoming an attractive asset class for investors. We here at STUDIVEST not the only people who think this is true. AMP Capital’s infrastructure equity team invested in a postgraduate college development at…

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WHEN WILL THE BOE TAKE ACTION ON INTEREST RATES?

Full credit for this article goes to the Financial Times Adviser Online – Thursday 21st September 2017.  Read the original article here. Who would want to be a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) right now? Your primary role is to meet with your fellow members about eight times a year and together make a…

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LGBT-FOCUSED WEALTH MANAGEMENT FIRM LAUNCHES

In this recent article on Citywire, the care taken by UK-based wealth management firm Equality Capital to screen potential investments, is an interesting case study in listening to your audience, in this case the LGBT community. Going that extra step to ensure recommended investments match their target demographic’s outlook and beliefs, provides Equality with an…

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WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN CYPRUS

We here at The Funds Workshop LOVE Cyprus. We have made it our home for over ten years but not only do we love the country, there are more and more reasons why others, and in particular, our fellow funds people are starting to love Cyprus too. Read on to hear about a report on…

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10 HIGH-FLYING FUNDS BUT WHO ARE THEY?

An article in Citywire highlighted ten funds who you have probably never heard of and we wanted to bring them in for a closer look….remember, this is not advice, just some funds you may like to look at and compare. VT de Lisle America This $30.4 million fund has delivered a remarkable 160% over the…

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NINE GLOBAL INSURANCE COMPANIES NAMED AS SYSTEMICALLY IMPORTANT

In an announcement that on one hand seems like a compliment, but on the other hand a curse, financial regulators have announced the names of nine insurance companies perceived as globally, systemically important. The Financial Stability Board, chaired by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and which coordinates at an international level the work carried…

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WHAT’S THE ALTERNATIVE?

In an economic world where interest rates languish at historic lows, bond yields fail to impress, and stock market and commodity volatility can be unsettling to say the least, what’s the alternative? Alternative Investments generally offer an interesting option when “traditional” investments (essentially stocks and bonds) alone cannot provide either the returns that are required,…

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IEA WARNS OF CONTINUED EXCESS OIL PRODUCTION

The International Energy Agency has warned that the amount of oil hitting world markets will continue to grow excessively if OPEC fails to negotiate and agree to production cuts. The cartel, an intergovernmental organization composed of 14 nations, last year accounted for a massive 43% of the world’s global oil production and 73 percent of…

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