You will see from the full contents of this IQ that it has been ‘business as usual’ for INREV over the last few months, despite the change in leadership, and we have significant progress to report on a number of projects that started under former CEO Matthias Thomas. These include taking the asset level index to its next stage of development (see Stafford Biddulph’s Member Profile for details) and continuing our research on open end fund pricing, where we will soon be running workshops in London and Munich. In addition, we are holding a real assets event at the European Parliament and rolling out the first phase of our new website by the end of the year. Recent months have also seen us taking new EU benchmark regulation on board.
At the same time, we continue to collaborate with our partner organisations on our global projects, for example with NCREIF and ANREV on our Global Standards work and with ANREV and PREA on the Global Investor Intentions Survey.
We’ve also been getting ready for next year. We’ve been putting together the Business Plan for 2018 and finalising the membership of INREV’s committees for the year, as well as putting finishing touches to the 2018 calendars. Meanwhile, the latest member survey has been completed, with early indications that levels of satisfaction appear to have reached an all-time high: 99% of members would recommend INREV to a colleague.
We’re looking forward to welcoming Lonneke Löwik, who will take up her new post as CEO on 1 December. Lonneke’s arrival will mark the end of our ‘transition period’. We want to thank Maurits Cammeraat, who is leaving us shortly, for his help during this period – as well as for his important contribution to INREV’s professional standards work over the longer term, particularly on the online Self-Assessments Tool and Global Definitions.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the Autumn Conference in Amsterdam on 16 November, or at one of the Investment Intentions Roadshows in the New Year.
We hope you enjoy this edition of IQ.
Jeff Rupp and Henri Vuong