Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Diversifying in Asia: MIPIM 2011

Inter-regional capital flows have recovered in the Asia Pacific area said a panel of investors and researchers on the Tuesday MIPIM panel "Asian Capital: regional plans, global ambitions." After the downturn in 2008 and 2009, transaction volume in the real estate market has seen an upturn in the year 2010.

Corporate pension funds have invested heavily in the real estate sector while the government invested pension, which is one of the largest pension funds in the world, is pretty conservative in the market. Compared with Japan, Korean institutional investors are very active both in the domestic market and the global market. Diversifying their portfolio beyond their home markets is a priority; they have invested in mature markets such as London, Frankfurt and Paris.

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