GERMANY - The German government is to make the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) part of its grand coalition agreement, sealing the long negotiated over post-September election alliance between the CDU/CSU and the SPD.
The Deutsche-REIT or D-REIT, will be based on a blueprint put forward earlier this year by Initiative Finanzstandort Deutschland (IFD), a coalition of Finance Ministry, Bundesbank and leading financial...
Partner Insight: Russell Investments' David Rae and Paul Wharton discuss how fiduciary management has changed in response to a shifting market context and what we might expect to see going forward
Industry Voice: A fiduciary management approach gives trustees a richness of information you can't get with a standard adviser approach, especially in times of market uncertainty, explain Russell Investments' David Rae and Paul Wharton
Two years have passed since the Law Commission's landmark review that attempted to clear up confusion over trustees' fiduciary duties. Stephanie Baxter finds despite some initial progress there is much more work to be done.
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