Thought Leadership


In addition to the PIF, Melville is a commentator on topical issues for the UK and European real estate funds sector



Articles


31/8/22: IPE Real Assets: Guest viewpoint: DC pensions must pursue indirect alternatives strategies

https://realassets.ipe.com/investors/guest-viewpoint-dc-pensions-must-pursue-indirect-alternatives-strategies/10061824.article


29/7/22: Net Zero Investor: Decarbonising the real estate sector

https://www.netzeroinvestor.net/news-and-views/decarbonising-the-real-estate-sector


30/6/22: IPE Real Assets: A choice for real estate fund managers: Luxembourg or UK?

https://realassets.ipe.com/analysis/a-choice-for-real-estate-fund-managers-luxembourg-or-uk/10060824.article


1/6/22: The Times: Investing in illiquid assets would be a big boost for pensions

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/investing-in-illiquid-assets-would-be-a-big-boost-for-pensions-cqtn8hvlm


22/4/22: IPE Real Analysis: Real estate fund managers should explore the UK’s new QAHCs and REITs

https://realassets.ipe.com/analysis/real-estate-fund-managers-should-explore-the-uks-new-qahcs-and-reits/10059369.article


13/4/22: IPE Real Assets: UK urged to adopt real estate metrics and product labels for SDR regime

https://realassets.ipe.com/news/uk-urged-to-adopt-real-estate-metrics-and-product-labels-for-sdr-regime/10059167.article


4/2/22: IPE Real Assets: UK Solvency II reform must ease real estate requirements – and quickly

https://realassets.ipe.com/news/uk-solvency-ii-reform-must-ease-real-estate-requirements-and-quickly/10057851.article


14/1/22: Property Week: Predictions for 2022: Brace yourself

https://www.propertyweek.com/insight/predictions-for-2022-brace-yourself/5118346.article


7/1/22: IPE Real Assets Regulation: Shaping the TCFD metrics for commercial real estate

https://www.tcfdhub.org/resource/shaping-the-tcfd-metrics-for-commercial-real-estate/


17/12/21: RICS Property Journal: Protecting the position of valuers under AIFMD

https://ww3.rics.org/uk/en/journals/property-journal/protecting-the-position-of-valuers-under-aifmd.html


10/11/21: IPE Real Assets Opinion: Ensure the right ESG metrics are applied to commercial property

https://www.tcfdhub.org/resource/ensure-the-right-esg-metrics-are-applied-to-commercial-property/


4/11/21: IPE Real Assets Regulatory Briefing: What would launching a long-term asset fund entail?

https://realassets.ipe.com/regulation/regulatory-briefing-what-would-launching-a-long-term-asset-fund-entail/10052940.article


1/10/21: IPE Real Asset News: Will UK asset holding companies be coming home?

https://realassets.ipe.com/news/will-uk-asset-holding-companies-be-coming-home/10055388.article


23/7/21: IPE Real Asset Analysis: Disclosure, disclosure, disclosure: Get ahead of regulation

https://realassets.ipe.com/analysis/disclosure-disclosure-disclosure-get-ahead-of-regulation/10054168.article


Jan/Feb 21: IPE Real Assets expert view: Real estate managers must prepare for SFDR. The Top expert view IPE Real Assets magazine article of 2021! 

https://realassets.ipe.com/sustainability/expert-view-real-estate-managers-must-prepare-for-sfdr/10050476.article


8/1/21: Real Estate Assets,How can UK alternative fund managers access European Investors post Brexit

https://realassets.ipe.com/news/how-can-uk-alternative-fund-managers-access-european-investors-post-brexit/10049946.article


Sept/Oct 20: IPE Real Assets, UK real estate fund managers face post-Brexit choices

https://realassets.ipe.com/europe/uk-real-estate-fund-managers-face-post-brexit-choices/10047915.article


27/7/20: Portfolio Adviser, How to tackle ‘tick box’ compliance on fund boards

https://portfolio-adviser.com/melville-rodrigues-how-to-tackle-tick-box-compliance-on-fund-boards/




Seminars


25/5/22 - Carbon Intelligence Webinar: ESG in real estate: Are we about to see a metrics game changer

https://www.aref.org.uk/events/ems-event-calendar/carbon-intelligence-webinar-esg-in-real-estate-are-we-about-to-see-a-metrics-game-changer.html


25/5/22 - AREF Investor/PropertyMatch/Real Estate Investors' Forum Event: Private/Unlisted REITS and the effect of Inflation

https://www.aref.org.uk/resource/watch-the-recording-investor-webinar-private-unlisted-reits-and-the-effect-of-inflation.html


12/1/22 - AREF Investor/PropertyMatch/Real Estate Investors' Forum Event: 2022 Year Ahead - from indirect real estate investors' perspective

https://www.aref.org.uk/resource/post-event-materials-investor-event-2022-year-ahead-from-indirect-real-estate-investors-perspective-12-january-2022.html


23/11/21: AREF TCFD webinar: enhancing climate-related disclosures

https://www.aref.org.uk/resource/post-event-materials-tcfd-webinar-nov.html


15/9/21: AREF/PropertyMatch/REIF Investor event: Diversity and Inclusion

https://www.aref.org.uk/resource/post-event-materials-investor-event-diversity-and-inclusion-15th-september-2021.html


1/9/21: AREF, INREV & IPF: FCA CP21/17 Enhancing climate-related disclosures

TCFD Knowledge Hub - webinar recording , slides


7/7/21: Apex Group, UK Funds Review: what will be the outcome? How should managers prepare for the outcome, which may include LTAFs and PIFs?

https://www.theapexgroup.com/insights/on-demand-uk-funds-review-what-will-be-the-outcome/


9/6/21:  Net Zero Pathways – AREF, PropertyMatch & Real Estate Investors’ Forum

https://www.aref.org.uk/resource/post-event-materials-investor-webinar-net-zero-pathways-9th-june-2021.html


23/3/21: Investor event: Long Income and LGPS pooling

https://www.aref.org.uk/events/ems-event-calendar/investor-event-long-income-and-lgps-pooling.html

 

7/1/21: REIF, AREF Investors & PropertyMatch: 2021 Market Prospects and Sustainable Financial disclosure

https://www.aref.org.uk/events/ems-event-calendar/investor-event-2021-market-prospects-and-sustainabile-financial-disclosure.html


16/12/20: AREF, Member Event on AIFMD Consultation

https://www.aref.org.uk/events/ems-event-calendar/member-event-on-aifmd-consultation.html


24/11/20: Real Estate Investors' Forum (REIF), AREF Investors & PropertyMatch: 

https://www.aref.org.uk/events/ems-event-calendar/investor-webinar-brexit-negotiations-us-elections.html



24/9/20: REIF, AREF Investors & PropertyMatch: measuring social impact investment & (in light of Covid-19) what should be the risk premium for real estate?

https://www.aref.org.uk/events/ems-event-calendar/investor-webinar-in-association-with-real-estate-investors-forum-and-propertymatch.html


27/8/20: INREV, Brexit and UK fund developments briefing

https://www.inrev.org/news/inrev-news/brexit-and-uk-fund-developments-briefing-recording-online


19/5/20: REIF, AREF Investors & PropertyMatch: listed real estate and valuations

https://www.aref.org.uk/events/ems-event-calendar/investor-event-listed-real-estate-and-valuations.html