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March 08, 2019

What’s the deal with disruption?

Disruption is affecting an increasing number of sectors, that are either experiencing or expecting disruption from technological, social and environmental change, with the current retail market softening being just one example.  We’ve found that getting an early view of disruption is particularly important given human nature means we inherently underestimate the likelihood of extreme events but also overestimate our ability to cope with them as a result of optimism bias.

February 07, 2019

Is the IPSX a solution to the liquidity problem faced by real estate?

Early January saw a new exchange approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) - the International Property Securities Exchange (“IPSX”) making it the first regulated exchange dedicated to commercial real estate. The ISPX allows companies owning single commercial real estate assets to raise capital through an IPO or share issue on the exchange, with these shares being traded as equities, opening up further the public market option for real estate owners. Provided they list, investors on the exchange (including the general public) could potentially own shares in iconic buildings such as the Walkie Talkie, the Shard or Wembley.

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