Eurozone real estate funds build equity holdings

Real estate funds in the eurozone have increased the share of their portfolios allocated to equities over the last 11 years and reduced the amount invested in non-financial assets, such as property, data from the European Central Bank shows.

Equity holdings, as a share of total assets held by real estate funds, climbed to 17% at end-2019, from 11% at end-2008. In euro terms, equity holdings have risen by  €124.3 billion ($135 billion) or +369%.

Last year, real estate funds bought €18.2 billion

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