The real estate debt market has changed dramatically since the global financial crisis of 2007-08 and it is now an asset that should be firmly on insurers’ investment radar screens. This was the theme of the of the Insurance Investment Exchange roundtable on 22nd March 2018, held in conjunction with M&G Investments.
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