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Welcome to the new format for the AREF newsletter, this is to compliment the new website redesign which launched early July. Many of our news items are for members only so please create a login and begin to explore!


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Exciting PropTech Evolution event!

This seminar showcases 'PropTech' and how fund and property managers are using innovative solutions to improve the operation of our industry. Proudly sponsored by CITCO Ltd.


Sponsorship Opportunity - Social Impact Investing event

We have an excellent opportunity to be sole sponsor of the Social Impact Investing event on 14th November

27 Aug 2019
UK Funds Regime Working Group Report

The report contains recommendations to develop new fund structures

News Article
20 Aug 2019
New AIFMD marketing rules - how might they impact AREF members?

The European Parliament and European Council have finalised the text of a new Directive...

News Article
01 Aug 2019
Performance Fee Guidelines for Retail Funds

ESMA have published a public consultation

Member Update
28 Aug 2019
CITCO Ltd. sponsors PropTech event

We are delighted to announce...

News Article
28 Aug 2019
AREF Annual Dinner & Awards - August Update

The winner of the new investors award for 'Outstanding Achievement' is...

News Article
28 Aug 2019
FutureGen Fund Life Cycle: Fund Launch & Deployment

Read more about this event, organised by the FutureGen Committee. 

News Article
28 Aug 2019
New Committee members - August 2019

See who has joined AREF Committees in the last month.

News Article
29 Aug 2019
Increasing FutureGen Engagement in Committees

Building on the excellent progress already being made through the FutureGen Committee...

News Article
30 Jul 2019
New Website for AREF
News Article

Our Committees

Read about our committees and working groups, including who sits on each committee and current initiatives

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Can you help host an AREF event?

We are looking for a venue to host our next event on the Fund Pricing Project. It needs to hold 80 people cabaret style on the 27th or 28th November. If you can help email Clare on

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Upcoming Events
10 Sep 2019 London/Edinburgh/Jersey
PropTech Evolution
Topical events
24 Sep 2019 London
AREF Annual Dinner & Awards 2019
14 Nov 2019 London
Joint AREF/IPF Seminar: Social Impact Investing - UK Real Estate Sector
Joint event
26 Nov 2019 London
FutureGen Speed-Networking & Shuffleboard Winter Event
FutureGen event


Committee Updates
02 Jul 2019
Committee Update - Corporate Governance Committee
Committee Update
10 Jul 2019
Committee Update - Education & Training Committee
Committee Update
20 Jun 2019
Committee Update - ESG & Impact Investing
Committee Update
10 Jul 2019
Committee Update - FutureGen Committee
Committee Update
23 Jul 2019
Committee Update - Investor Committee
Committee Update
18 Jun 2019
Committee Update - Public Affairs Committee
Committee Update
15 May 2019
Committee Update - Research & Information
Committee Update
07 Jun 2019
Committee Update - Retail Funds Committee
Committee Update
09 Jul 2019
Committee Update - Tax Committee
Committee Update

Committee Vacancies

Click to view the current vacancies on AREF Committees

Committee Vacancies