Tyne and Wear Pension Fund is in the process of considering a new investment approach to real estate. The GBP 3.8 billion public pension fund has previously only committed directly to domestic markets, however, it is hoping to start investing indirectly in international markets going forwards. It is requesting information from potential managers and may allocate to this new area in 2010. It is open to a range of indirect investment methods including private equity real estate, PUTs and private REITs. With its international portfolio, Tyne and Wear is aiming for a 12.5% allocation to real estate.
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