The F&C Real Estate Investment Trust has predicted return from property of 5.7% through 2013 in its latest market outlook.
The Global Real Estate Securities fund offered by UK manager M&G has been approved for distribution in Switzerland.
Aviva Investors has proposed the closure of its Global Listed Real Estate Securities business, including the Global REIT fund run by Paul Van De Vaart, as it has "insufficient scale".
The commercial real estate investment market in France, stalled since the beginning of the year, has been marked by a mass influx of foreign investors, according to analysis in a quarterly newsletter from Paris-based La Française Asset Management.
At a recent Vienna conference, academics discussed the effects of liquidity on asset management, examined why hedge funds were not able to benefit from dislocations in the markets and how the illiquidity premium declined. Lukas Sustala reports