• Another step for transparency: Further clarity around AUM

    Within the non-listed real estate industry, the definitions, calculations and uses of ‘Assets Under Management’ (AUM) vary significantly. As such, INREV, ANREV and NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards together with the Global Standards Steering Committee (SSC) have conducted a high level research to assess the current definition and use of AUM including calculation methods. The research results provide a clear overview of each component considered by investment managers used to calculate AUM and reflects the main differences in approach.

    As a next step, the SSC intend to release a disclosure tool to facilitate reporting of the main AUM component. 

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  • ANREV Professional Standards Committee and PwC invited investment managers to a series of round table discussions, hosted in Hong Kong and Singapore, which provided opportunities for managers to discuss with their peers issues they experienced through the year especially around valuation uncertainties and specific disclosures linked with the COVID 19 pandemic.

    The topics that were discussed during the events were:

    • COVID 19 in general, length of the pandemic and underappreciation of long term impact
    • Managing cash flow income, tenant credit risk, and meeting loan covenants
    • Rent collection and rents relief / deferral requests from tenants and any impacts to valuation
    • Valuation, including working with valuers in respect of caveats or material uncertainty clauses
    • Liquidity in general and whether redemptions and subscriptions should be met on NAVs today for OE vehicles
    • Investors’ inquiries and expectations on disclosures

    A summary of the discussions may be found in the links below.

    Additionally, ANREV has conducted an additional survey investigating the ‘Impact of COVID-19 on valuations’. The survey was distributed to fund managers during the data collection of ANREV Quarterly Index Q3 2020. They were asked to fill in the extra questionnaire to look into the impact of the “Material Uncertainty clause” on asset valuations, suspension of trading and status of rent collection.

    To access a snapshot of the survey results please follow the link below.

    Reporting Under COVID-19 - Hong KongPDF
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    Reporting Under COVID-19 - SingaporePDF
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    COVID-19 Valuations Survey Q3 2020PDF
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  • Compliance of Asia Pacific non-listed real estate funds with the INREV Guidelines significantly improved since last survey

    The Review of Investor Reporting Trend survey provides an insight into current market practices in investor reporting across non-listed real estate vehicles investing in Asia Pacific and especially the extent to which reporting complies with the requirements and recommendations of the INREV Guidelines. The survey has been undertaken by PwC.

     

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  • The Code of Tax Conduct is a new best practice module in the INREV Guidelines on 1 January 2021. The Code comprises a set of tax-related best practices designed to be applied across the lifecycle of a real estate investment vehicle’s strategy. It aims to achieve a shared vision on tax matters for the non-listed real estate investment industry and thereby to help INREV and ANREV members address tax matters internally within their organisations and externally with regard to others’ expectations and interests.

    Closely linked to both corporate governance and ESG, a contemplated review of the INREV Guidelines in 2021 may consider whether and how to more closely integrate recommendations and best practices in these three areas within the INREV Guidelines. In addition, online tools for self-assessment of adopting the Tax Conduct best practices may also be developed next year.

    The Code of Tax Conduct will apply to reporting periods ending on or after 31 December 2021. The Code is being made available to members now so that they can become familiar with it throughout 2021, while INREV and ANREV considers the appropriate next steps for further integration and support to members. 

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  • These templates will give members additional insight into the applicability of the INREV NAV adjustments for specific GAAPs to come to the fair value of the underlying assets and liabilities and to adjust for the spreading of costs that will benefit different generations of investors. 

    INREV NAV - GAAP Comparison Templates 2020XLSX
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  • As the end of a difficult year is approaching, ANREV Professional Standards Committee and PwC invited investment managers to a round table discussion which provided opportunities for managers to discuss with their peers issues they experienced through the year especially around valuation uncertainties and specific disclosures linked with the COVID 19 pandemic.

    The topics that were discussed during the event were:

    • COVID 19 in general, length of the pandemic and underappreciation of long term impact
    • Managing cash flow income, tenant credit risk, and meeting loan covenants
    • Rent collection and rents relief / deferral requests from tenants and any impacts to valuation
    • Valuation, including working with valuers in respect of caveats or material uncertainty clauses
    • Liquidity in general and whether redemptions and subscriptions should be met on NAVs today for OE vehicles
    • Investors’ inquiries and expectations on disclosures

    A summary of the discussion may be found in the link below.

    Reporting Under COVID-19 Round Table discussionPDF
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  • The INREV Due Diligence Questionnaire (DDQ) assists investors and consultants in the due diligence process to understand a fund manager’s structure, strategy and non-listed real estate business. It also gives insight in a specific vehicle’s strategy, risk processes, management, terms and projected performance. With it, investors can determine, in principle, whether a proposal fits their investment objectives.

    DDQ was updated in July 2018. New version reflects the feedback received from INREV members during a two-month consultation period.

    To help with the transition to the new DDQ an implementation kit is available and if you have any questions please contact [email protected]  

    Download the updated DDQ, implementation kit and change log below. 

    INREV DDQ 2018DOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2020 - Climate Risk Appendix DOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2020 - Impact Investing AppendixDOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2019 - Tax Appendix DOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2020 - Debt Vehicles DOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2020 - Debt Vehicles – Tax Appendix DOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2014 - Fund of Funds and Multi Managers DOC
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    INREV DDQ 2018 - German DOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2018 - FrenchDOCX
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    INREV DDQ 2018 - JapaneseDOCX
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    INREV DDQ - Debt Vehicles – Change Log 2020PDF
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    Due Diligence Data Room Guidelines 2019XLSX
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    INREV DDQ Implementation Kit 2018 PDF
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    INREV DDQ - Change Log 2018 PDF
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  • The Hong Kong Government gazetted the new Limited Partnership Fund Bill on 20 March 2020.  The Bill had its first reading on 25 March 2020 and is expected to become law later this year.

    Specifically designed for private funds and enabling the establishment of onshore funds in Hong Kong, this historic legislative reform will deepen and strengthen the ecosystem that supports the funds industry and better position Hong Kong for growth as a leading asset management hub in the Asia Pacific region.

    Join to hear from the HKMA and experts from EY and Sidley on the implications to our industry.

    [Slides] Hong Kong New Limited Partnership Fund RegimePDF
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    [Recording] Hong Kong New Limited Partnership Fund Regime VIDEO
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  • During the briefing, John Moutsopoulos and Grant Mackinlay of KPMG Australia delivered a presentation and discussion on recent changes to Australia’s regulatory framework for foreign fund managers that wish to raise capital from Australian investors; specifically:

    • Update on ASIC s recent repeal of licensing exemptions for foreign fund managers who have clients in Australia or wish to raise capital in Australia;
    • legal and tax implications for ANREV members with an existing book of clients in Australia including transitional arrangements;
    • legal and tax implications of key options for ANREV members going forward to raise capital in Australia including reliance on other licensing relief, applying for a foreign licence, or setting up a local office and applying for a standard license.
    [Slides] ANREV Regulatory and Tax AFSL UpdatePDF
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    [Recording] ANREV Regulatory and Tax AFSL updatePDF
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  • In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, ANREV is increasing its online offering to include timely content to prepare our members with the insights and knowledge they need to prepare for this new wave of challenges. 

    On Thursday, 7 of May,  16:30 pm – 17:30 pm (HK Time GMT +8) we offered members the opportunity to join a briefing on 'Reporting during exceptional circumstances'

    During the briefing, Amelie Delaunay, ANREV was joined by Paul Walters, Michelle Wong, PwC , James Crawford, JLL and Danny Mohr, CBRE to deliver a presentation and discussion on:

    • Appropriate levels of disclosure
    • How to follow a risk assessment approach for reporting
    • Practical thoughts on the use of Valuations in the current market…

    Additionally, members may find a summarized set of existing INREV Guidelines and considerations for investment managers when reporting to investors on any significant changes that have or could have a material impact on the vehicle’s operations and performance.

    [Recording] Reporting issues for funds during exceptional circumstancesVIDEO
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    [Slides] Reporting issues for funds during exceptional circumstancesPDF
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    INREV-Reporting-Guidance-2020PDF
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