MSCI announces winners of the MSCI European Property Investment Awards 2019

London – October 1, 2019: MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of indexes, portfolio construction, risk management tools and services for global investors, has announced the winning funds and fund houses for the 21st annual MSCI European Property Investment Awards.

The MSCI European Property Investment Awards acknowledge the European property funds that have outperformed in their country group, over the three years to December 2018.

The awards are based upon independently verified investment performance by pension and life funds, pooled funds, property investment companies and other professionally managed real estate portfolios, across more than 580 eligible portfolios, and are determined by MSCI’s standardised performance measurement metrics.

Commenting on the awards, René Veerman, Head of EMEA Analytics and Real Estate Coverage at MSCI, said: “In a world of persistently low interest rates and an increased need for diversification and risk mitigation, investors have turned to real estate for greater returns and now the asset class makes up increasingly large proportions of their portfolios.

“These awards are based on our defined data standards and performance measurement procedures, and each of the winners has proven themselves against those criteria and excelled over their peers. We’re delighted to publicly recognize the tremendous performance of these portfolios and the efforts of their associated teams in delivering outstanding returns for investors.”

To be eligible for the annual awards, all funds were measured by MSCI’s Enterprise Analytics, which provides investors with measurement of returns against a relevant market or sector benchmark.

The country awards identify consistently measured real estate investment performance across two categories:

• Balanced: highest total return relative to the real estate All Property benchmark annualised over three years to December 2018

• Specialist: highest total return relative to the real estate sector benchmark annualised over three years to December 2018

In addition, two further awards are given to:

• The best performing pan-European balanced fund, based on the highest three-year NAV-level performance

• The best European fund with the highest long-term risk-adjusted return


France Fund Awards

Balanced Fund


Fund: Groupe Agrica

Fund Manager: Groupe Agrica – Direction financière

Specialist Fund

Fund: OPCI Foncière Franklin

Fund Manager: AEW

Germany Fund Awards

Balanced Fund

Fund: AXA Direktbestand Deutschland

Fund Manager: AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets

Specialist Fund

Fund: SOKA-BAU ZVK Immobilienportfolio

Fund Manager: SOKA-BAU Zusatzversorgungskasse des Baugewerbes AG

Ireland Fund Awards

Balanced Fund

Fund: Aviva Irish Property Fund

Fund Manager: Aviva Investors

Italy Fund Awards

Balanced Fund

Fund: Fondo Immobiliare Negri


Specialist Fund

Fund: Porta Nuova Garibaldi Fund

Fund Manager: Coima SGR

Netherlands Fund Awards

Balanced Fund

Fund: Stichting Rabobank Pensioenfonds

Fund Manager: Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance B.V.

Specialist Fund

Fund: Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund N.V.

Fund Manager: Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors B.V.

Norway Fund Awards


Balanced Fund

Fund: OBOS Eiendom AS

Fund Manager: OBOS Eiendom AS

Portugal Fund Awards

Balanced Fund

Fund: CA Património Crescente

Fund Manager: Square Asset Management

Specialist Fund

Fund: Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário SETE COLINAS

Fund Manager: SILVIP – Sociedade Gestora de Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário, S.A.

Spain Fund Awards

Specialist Fund

Fund: Inmobiliaria Colonial SOCIMI

Fund Manager: Inmobiliaria Colonial SOCIMI

Sweden Fund Awards

Balanced Fund

Fund: Axfast

Fund Manager: Axfast AB

Specialist Fund

Fund: Slussgården

Fund Manager: Slussgården

Pan European Fund Awards

Balanced Fund

Fund: PATRIZIA PanEuropean Property Limited Partnership

Fund Manager: PATRIZIA

European long-term risk-adjusted relative return award

Specialist Fund

Fund: Fondo Eracle

Fund Manager: Generali Real Estate SpA SGR



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