21 July 2021 10.15am – 11am + Add to calendar FutureGen event Webinar

AREF FutureGen Network*
Educational Series 2021
Event 3: Ongoing Portfolio Management

Wednesday 21st July 2021

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We're delighted to invite you to the last, in our three part 2021 educational series bought to you by the AREF FutureGen committee. This year's series, 'Real Estate: The Investor's Perspective' follows on from our previous two years of successful instalments in 2019 and 2020.  Thanks to Carey Olsen who are this years sponsors.

The FutureGen network is targeted at young professionals in the first ten years of their careers in Real Estate and our objective is to provide an engaging educational and networking platform for the future leaders of our industry. 

In this virtual series, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of the investment manager in an indirect real estate portfolio, from the beginning to the end of the process - including pitching to clients and agreeing a mandate, constructing a diversified portfolio and managing that portfolio once established. We're joined by a great selection of speakers and hope you're able to join us. To book your place and for more information, please see below.

*Future generation = staff in the first 10 years of their career / not in a senior management position


  • Welcome: Olivia Drew, Transactions Manager, RE-UK at UBS Asset Management and member of the AREF FutureGen Committee .
  • Moderator: Matthew Brehaut, Senior Associate at Carey Olsen
  • Speaker: John Raisin, Director, John Raisin Financial Services Limited

Matthew Brehaut

Senior Associate, Carey Olsen

Matt is a senior associate in the corporate team in Carey Olsen’s London office.

He advises on corporate and investment funds matters, with particular experience in the structuring and launch of investment funds.

Matt provides funds, fund service providers and fund promoters with advice on all aspects of the establishment, regulation and operation of investment funds.

Olivia Drew

Transaction Manager, RE-UK, UBS Asset Management

Olivia Drew is a Transaction Manager for Real Estate UK (RE-UK), a business which forms part of Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business within UBS Asset Management.

Olivia joined UBS-AM in December 2017 to source and complete transactions on behalf of several Funds and segregated mandates within RE-UK, including Triton Property Fund LP. Olivia also acts as an asset manager within the team focusing on student accommodation.

Prior to joining UBS, Olivia worked at M&G Investments (2014–2017), first as a graduate trainee, and then as a real estate analyst.

John Raisin

Director, John Raisin Financial Services Limited

John is a Director of John Raisin Financial Services Limited which provides Independent Advisor services for Governance and Investment to three London Borough Local Government Pension Funds. He is also Independent Chair of the Board of the Merseyside Local Government Pension Fund.

John has over 15 years’ experience of appointing and monitoring asset managers across liquid and illiquid asset classes including Real Estate. John also provides advisory services to Asset Management firms and is a frequent chair and panellist at investment and pensions conferences.

John was previously Head of two Local Government Pension Funds and Chief Finance Officer of two local authorities.

John is Qualified Accountant, holds the Investment Management Certificate of the CFA UK, and a BA in Ancient and Medieval History from the University of Sheffield.

Wednesday 21st July 2021

10:15 - 11:15am

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call

You can interact, ask questions and start discussions about this event through our FutureGen Members page on LinkedIn (click here to join), or via Twitter using the hashtag #AREFFutureGen2021

This webinar is FREE and open to all FutureGen staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). 
Open to trial/non-members for a fee of £25+VAT

We are delighted to announce Carey Olsen are the sole sponsor for this series. 


Please register using this link, or click the button below. Alternatively you can contact us on Info@aref.org.uk