Monthly Newsletter 2020

 

Welcome to the AREF Newsletter, this gives you a snapshot of the work we have been doing throughout November.

We hope you are all keeping safe and healthy!

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Net Zero: from Ambition to Reality

View this enlightening article from Sam Carson, Carbon Intelligence, discussing the challenges faced by members regarding net zero. This includes securing buy-in for their strategy, fighting against greenwash and having to account for multiple asset classes across multiple geographies.

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Who will win the AREF Awards 2020!?

Find out in our Awards Ceremony, emailed to members on Friday 11th December.

Has your fund reopened after suspending dealing?

We would appreciate it if you could advise us if your fund has reopened after suspending dealing or plans to shortly. AREF are keeping a record of funds who have reopened to enable us to keep government, regulators and members updated, on an anonymous basis, of the number and type of funds that have reopened.

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CREFC Event - Market & Policy Update webinar: Tour of European CRE debt markets

CREFC have kindly opened their event up to AREF Members. This webinar takes place on 3rd December at 8.30am. Please click for more information and speakers.

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See what's coming up on our Events Calendar!

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News

26 Nov 2020
ESG disclosure – SFDR

This will directly affect managers regulated under the EU AIFMD and indirectly affect EU insurance companies and occupational pension schemes that are major investors into ...

News Article
25 Nov 2020
Government Response to RPI Consultation

As part of the Government’s Spending Review they have published a Response to the Consultation on the Reform to Retail Prices Index (RPI) Methodology.

News Article
25 Nov 2020
The AREF Sustainability Series

View resources from the first in this series of events on Sustainability. The first event focused on Net Carbon Zero and was very popular with over 160 members attending.

Post-event Materials
24 Nov 2020
AIFMD review consultation - deadline 29 January 2021

The European Commission have published a public consultation on their review of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The deadline for responses is 29...

Active Consultation
24 Nov 2020
Post-event Materials - Investor Webinar: Brexit Negotiations & US Elections - 24th November 2020

View slides and the recording from this event. These materials are available for Investor members only.

Post-event Materials
18 Nov 2020
HMRC consultation: ISAs and authorised open-ended property funds

HMRC are consulting on authorised property funds continuing to be held in ISAs. AREF will be responding to this consultation.

Active Consultation
18 Nov 2020
Reminder: UK PFI deadlines Q4 2020

Click to view the deadlines for submission to the MSCI/ AREF UK Property Fund Index for Q4 2020. 

News Article
12 Nov 2020
Investment Association European Policy Update - November 2020

Providing members with insight into the policy priorities of the European Union and its associated institutions, & identifying the likely direction of travel on key files u...

News Article
05 Nov 2020
Response to FCA CP20/15: Liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds

View a copy of the joint response from AREF and the Investment Association.

Consultation Response
04 Nov 2020
HMRC Consultation on amending Non-Resident Capital Gains Tax Rules

Click to view a short update from Anshita Joshi, AREF Tax Committee 'After months of waiting, we have some really positive news on NRCGT...'

Active Consultation

Upcoming Events

03 Dec 2020 london
CREFC Event - Market & Policy Update webinar: Tour of European CRE debt markets
CREFC Webinar
08 Dec 2020 London
AREF Webinar: Opportunities arising from the proposed reforms to the Planning System
Webinar
11 Dec 2020 London
Annual Award Ceremony 2020
Awards ceremony
16 Dec 2020 London
Member Event on AIFMD Consultation
Webinar

'FutureGen Connect' - our digital networking solution

With the recent Covid-19 crisis and the move to working from home, we realise that important networking opportunities have been put on hold. We have therefore launched 'FutureGen Connect' - offering our FutureGen members the opportunity to expand their network digitally.

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Did you miss the FutureGen 'Bricks and Mortar of Real Estate' Educational Series?

Over three sessions, speakers provided a comprehensive understanding of fund and portfolio management. They covered what dictates strategy and the investment process; developing the investment pipeline; the mechanics of an acquisition; traditional v's modern valuation techniques; and changes that impact the methodology of the valuation. Recordings of all three events can be viewed by clicking the button below.

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Our online events!

Gain some valuable hours of CPD whilst working from home! View our selection of previously filmed events which cover a range of subjects that remain highly topical, including the very popular Social Impact Investing events

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Join our LinkedIn Member Forum

Keep up with all the latest news through our secure LinkedIn Member Forum. This Forum is exclusively for AREF members and is a great way of keeping up-to-date with news and events. Follow the link and click ‘Join’.

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Join the FutureGen Network

AREF is committed to investing in our future! We have over 400 future generation members in our Network. If you would like to join and receive updates on events and industry news, click below.

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Committee Updates

29 Sep 2020
Corporate Governance Committee - Update

The Committee is working on: Guidance for Code of Practice compliance reviews and preparing the Code for 2021. Click for more info.

Committee Update
26 Nov 2020
Education & Training Committee - Update

The committee is working on: Delivering an events programme for 2021. Click for more info.

Committee Update
30 Nov 2020
ESG & Impact Investing Committee - Update

The Committee is working on ESG metrics reporting. Updates to AREF's Code. Social Impact Investing events. TCFD reporting requirements. Click for more info.

Committee Update
26 Nov 2020
FutureGen Committee - Update

The Committee have launched 'FutureGen Connect' virtual networking and have delivered the 2020 Educational Series webinars 'The Bricks and Mortar of Real Estate'. Click fo...

Committee Update
29 Sep 2020
Investor Committee - Update

Currently looking at: LGPS Pooling; ESG metrics; BREXIT; and secondary market trading. Also assisting AREF on a paper for investors. Click for more info.

Committee Update
29 Sep 2020
Public Affairs Committee - Update

The Committee is looking at fund liquidity management, Brexit, and the Professional Investor Fund. Click for more info.

Committee Update
29 Sep 2020
Research & Information - Update

The Committee is assessing MSCI’s proposal to change the methodology for index calculations. Also it is commissioning a research project for 2020. Click for more info.

Committee Update
30 Nov 2020
Retail Funds Committee - Update

The Committee is currently leading AREF’s response to FCA CP20/15 and considering whether indemnities should be permitted for property sales. Click for more info.

Committee Update
28 Aug 2020
Tax Committee - Update

The Committee is liaising with HMRC on draft guidance on NRCGT, and requirements the 'Making Tax Digital' initiative, as well as tax measures in the Spring Budget. Click ...

Committee Update

 

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