Investment Association Webinar - Understanding the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative - 17th May 2021

The Investment Association Engine ESG TechTalk - Sustainable & Responsible Data

Click for more details on this ESG TechTalk from the Investment Association's Engine.

IA Political update: The Queen’s Speech

The UK Real Estate Funds Industry 10 years on from the Global Financial Crisis

First in a two-part report commissioned by the AREF Research & Information Committee, sponsored by Mourant

IA Political update: election results

This weekend saw the largest set of votes to be counted this side of the next general election... Click to view the key results and analysis from the elections.

FCA FS21/8: Feedback to consultation paper (CP20/15) on liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds

Consultation on calculation methodology change and inclusion criteria for MSCI/AREF UK Quarterly Property Fund Index

MSCI has launched the following consultations in relation to the MSCI/AREF UK Quarterly Property Fund Index. AREF held a member meeting to discuss these on the 29th April. The deadline for response is 21st May.

Spring is here! - an update from Paul Richards, Managing Director

The first part of 2021 has been the busiest period that I have seen on many fronts: consultations, engagement with members, digital transformation and Diversity & Inclusion. 

Open End Fund Pricing - Proposed Guidelines Update

Following the consultation period, the recommendations in the Consultation regarding pricing mechanisms are proposed to be implemented as guidelines.

Reminder: UK PFI deadlines Q2 2021

View the deadlines for submission to the AREF/ MSCI UK Property Fund Index.

Events from Women Talk Real Estate

View these two excellent courses, aimed at women in the RE Industry which we think may be of interest to our member.

AREF shortlisted in the Association Excellence Awards for ‘Best Membership Support During Covid-19'

We’re delighted to announce that AREF has been shortlisted as a FINALIST in the Association Excellence Awards for ‘Best Membership Support During Covid-19 (under 800 members)’.

Member only content

Looking for Affiliate Members to review 2020 Code of Practice Self-Certifications

AREF are looking for volunteers from our Affiliate members to carry out the review of the 2020 Code of Practice Self-Certifications.

Member only content

Open End Fund Pricing – Proposed Guidelines

Following on from the Open End Fund Pricing Project and the consultation last year, conducted in collaboration with INREV, AREF is proposing to implement the recommendations, regarding pricing mechanisms, as guidelines.

The 2021 GRESB Assessments are now open for participation

The 2021 GRESB reporting season for real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets worldwide is now open. You can access the GRESB Portal here. 

Welcome new members Apex Group

Welcome to new Affiliate Members Apex Group.

An update on AREF Connect - Our digital Networking Solution

We have now hosted the inaugural meetings for AREF Connect and had a fantastic response from members. Click to view some testimonials from those involved.

IA Brexit update - UK and EU agree MOU on financial services

On Friday evening, the technical negotiations concluded on the MOU for financial services between the UK and the EU. Click to read the update from The Investment Association.

Inviting submissions for the AREF Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce details of the AREF Annual Awards 2021. This year we have added a new award to the line up 'The AREF Research Award' as well as adding a new criteria for the 'Investors' Award for Outstanding Achievement'. Both are now open for members to submit their entry. For more details, including criteria, click here.

AREF CTI Reporting Q&A

We have added Question 30 and 31 to the AREF CTI Reporting Q&A. Any questions on the CTI can be referred to AREF CTI & Expense Ratio Working Group.

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