first_imgVervoer, the €15.8bn pension fund for private road transport in the Netherlands, has appointed Marjolein Sol as its new CIO, effective 1 August. Willem Brugman, the scheme’s chief executive, who confirmed the appointment to IPE sister publication FD-IPN, said: “We are pleased with her joining us.”At Vervoer, Sol is to succeed Patrick Groenendijk, who recently started as practice leader at Northern Trust’s Chicago-based fiduciary management team.From 2012 to 2013, Sol was a board member at Mercurius, the pension fund for financial services – including communications watchdog AFM and Euronext – which is currently in the process of liquidation.  Before then, she was CIO at Syntrus Achmea Asset Management and senior adviser at insurer Achmea.Vervoer’s new CIO has also been business leader for IC Benelux at consultant Mercer, director of fixed income and equities at the €158bn asset manager PGGM and head of credit derivatives at Rabobank.Pensioenfonds Vervoer reported a preliminary return of 1.6% in April, following a quarterly return of 6%.Its funding was 112.7% at March-end.Meanwhile, Vervoer and Goldman Sachs Asset Management recently announced that they reached a settlement in a claim from Vervoer for damages over GSAM’s performance as its fiduciary manager.Both declined to provide further details about the settlement.last_img read more

first_imgSpring is traditionally the peak selling season for property. Picture: Adam Smith.But property guru Andrew Winter, host of Selling Houses Australia and Love It Or List It Australia, told The Courier-Mail vendors should not feel compelled to list their home just because of the season.“Please don’t just put your house on the market because its spring,” Mr Winter said.“Put it on because it suits you and the marketplace you’re selling in, otherwise (the market) will be flooded and oversupplied, and none of you will get the best price.“I’d rather wait a few months and then list.” Ross Duff and Linda D’Astole at their Chelmer home which they have listed to make the most of the spring selling season. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning.BRISBANE is warming up for the best spring selling season in the country, with home values, listings and auction clearance rates holding firm as the southern states continue to cool.While the Sydney and Melbourne markets have hit the brakes, the Queensland capital is gearing up, with a host of new homes hitting the market in the coming weeks after a slow winter and buyers set to emerge from hibernation to bag a bargain.As the competition heats up, new research from has revealed the suburbs where buyers and sellers are most likely to benefit. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Demand for houses in Brisbane’s east has jumped 17 per cent in the past year, while interest in houses in the city’s south has fallen by nearly 7 per cent in that time.In Ipswich, views per house listing increased more than 6 per cent, while demand for houses in Logan dropped 13 per cent.The western suburb of Chapel Hill is the most in-demand among house hunters, with views per listing up a whopping 42 per cent from a year ago.The biggest decline in demand for houses was in Buccan, in Logan — down nearly 34 per cent. THE COST OF LIVING IN AUSTRALIA’S RUDEST STREETS R EA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said it’s a good time to list a home in suburbs like Holland Park, which has had nearly 6000 people looking on at homes for sale on in the past six months. “The fact things have gotten so hot there makes it very much a seller’s market,” Ms Conisbee said. The data shows it’s a good time for buyers in areas where demand has dropped because there is less competition. “Somewhere like Chandler in the east is an area that has been seeing very, very high demand, but the fact is there are now fewer people looking in Chandler for whatever reason and, as a result, it’s probably going to be a bit easier to get into the market than this time last year,” Ms Conisbee said. This property at 7 Drury St, Windsor, has sold after just one inspection.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said the Brisbane market had an advantage over other capital cities because home values were still rising.“You’re going to see the amount of stock coming to market increase and you might see some more buyers come out of the woodwork,” Mr Kusher said.“I don’t think it’s going to be overly strong, but better than what you’re going to see in other southern markets.” WESTPAC TRIGGERS FIRST RATE RISE FOR ALL HOMEOWNERS Logan 794 -13.1%-Shailer Park 2460 32.0%-Buccan 1739 -33.8%Moreton Bay 1092 0.3%-Deception Bay 1640 15.8%-Mount Mee 1542 -32.3%Ipswich 777 6.4%-Basin Pocket 1651 37.0%-Pine Mountain 1780 -17.7%(Source: This home at 115 Oxley Rd, Chelmer, has just hit the market.Mr Duff said they timed the listing of the property with the start of spring.“That’s just when there’s more interest,” Mr Duff said.“I think the beautiful weather in Queensland brings (buyers) out.”BUYER DEMAND IN GREATER BRISBANERegion House views per listing (6mths to 31/07/18) YoY changeBrisbane East 1286 17.1%-Hemmant 2071 18.8%-Manly 2240 -15.3%Brisbane West 2600 0.9%-Chapel Hill 4355 41.9%-Indooroopilly 3863 -27.1%Brisbane North 2164 -2.6%-Wavell Heights 3370 19.4%-Chermside West 3067 -14.2%Brisbane South 2298 -6.7% -Mount Gravatt 4569 35.5%-Coorparoo 4606 -2.7% center_img REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee. She said she expected more homes to hit the market in Brisbane this spring than the same time last year. “I think you could see potentially higher listings than last year because sentiment remains relatively buoyant,” she said. Agents on the ground are reporting a solid start to the season already, with some homes being snapped up before their scheduled auctions.Garry Jones of Harcourts Solutions — Inner City recently sold a five-bedroom house in Windsor that was scheduled to go under the hammer, after just one inspection.The home at 7 Drury Street sold for $1.36 million.“We’re dealing with a lot of buyers who have been frustrated through the winter period, because it has been a quieter winter with a lack of availability of quality properties,” Mr Jones said. AUCTIONS START SPRING SELLING SEASON “I’m finding listings are starting to increase and buyers are acting faster and more confidently, largely because there’s been lower stock levels but still strong buyer demand in inner city suburbs.”Mr Jones said he was also dealing with a lot more southern buyers’ agents, particularly from Sydney where the market was notably retracting. Selling Houses Australia host Andrew Winter. Picture: Rohan Kelly.Mr Winter said he believed the Brisbane housing market still had potential for growth, particularly in some of its semirural acreage suburbs.“We are so much cheaper than Sydney and Melbourne — it’s too big a gap now. We’ve got a little bit of catching up to do,” he said.“Some of the very close to city acreage that Brisbane and the Gold Coast hinterland has got; those sorts of areas, even today, are offering incredibly good value.“If you’re looking for an investment for the next 10 to 15 years, and you want space and land, I’d go with acreage close to town.” Among the new homes hitting the market in time for spring selling season is Ross Duff and Linda D’Astole’s property in Chelmer, in Brisbane’s western suburbs.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe property at 115 Oxley Road is spread across two lots, spanning 1045 sqm, and offers the potential for buyers to move straight in, extend or subdivide subject to council approval. Brisbane Inner City 3764 11.8% -Spring Hill 4251 38.8%-Red Hill 4080 10.7% last_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – UEFA has released 236.5 million euros ($256 million) to its 55 member associations who are grappling with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe’s soccer governing body said on Monday.UEFA said each association would receive 4.3 million euros from a fund earmarked for targeted areas of development but decided to allow each association to “set its own priorities” due to the new coronavirus outbreak.“UEFA wants to help its members to respond in ways that are appropriate to their specific circumstances,” its president Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement here“As a result, we have agreed that up to 4.3 million euros per association, paid for the remainder of this season and next, as well as part of the investment funding, can be used as our members see fit to rebuild the football community.”UEFA is considering two possibilities for resuming its Champions League and Europa League competitions — run domestic and European competitions in parallel or complete domestic matches before restarting UEFA competitions in August.Soccer has been suspended across the continent since March and last week UEFA released nearly 70 million euros of compensation payments to clubs ahead of schedule to help deal with the loss of revenues due to the stoppage.last_img read more

first_imgScott Shafer shed some light onto why Terrel Hunt didn’t start the first two games of the season during the Atlantic Coast Conference’s weekly teleconference Wednesday.“The thing that you couldn’t see in the preseason was his ability to do what he’s done and that’s move in the pocket, slide up, take off with the ball a little bit here and there and move the chains,” Shafer said. “I think he was kind of sluggish doing that in preseason camp.“Because he knew he wasn’t going to get hit, he didn’t go as hard as he should have.”After losing the starting job to Oklahoma transfer Drew Allen in camp, Hunt watched from the sidelines as Allen imploded against Penn State and then-No. 19 Northwestern. Since taking over, Hunt has led the Syracuse offense to consecutive 50-point wins against Wagner and Tulane. The lack of intensity that H-back Ashton Broyld mentioned after SU’s thrashing of the Green Wave is long gone.Hunt has been as efficient as any quarterback in the nation, completing 33-of-43 passes for 468 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions. And he’s run for two more scores, clearly displaying the mobility and pocket presence Shafer indicated he would have liked to see when he was deciding on a starter before the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I didn’t have any preconceived notions that he was this guy or that guy without seeing what he could do daily,” Shafer said.At practice Tuesday, Shafer said he approached Hunt to tell him that. He said that he didn’t have “a good feel” for Hunt’s ability to make plays with his feet back in camp.Now he does. And with No. 3 Clemson coming to town Saturday, the Orange will need another near-perfect performance from the redshirt sophomore quarterback if it wants a chance to pull off an upset. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThree games into his NBA career, Ball is shooting 34.8 percent from the field and has made just 5 of 17 3-point attempts. However, he buried 41.2 percent of his shots from distance as a freshman at UCLA.Miller is the former Indiana Pacers Hall of Fame guard whose 2,560 career 3-pointers are second most all-time to Ray Allen. His form has often been mimicked and mocked, much like Ball’s cross-body windup.“I’m obviously not calling him Reggie Miller,” Walton said, “but (Miller’s) shot probably could have been fixed by a thousand people who wanted to fix it and he is one of the greatest shooters our league has ever seen.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO — Luke Walton has a message for anyone who thinks Lonzo Ball needs to abandon his unorthodox shooting form.“I’d tell them to go study Reggie Miller’s career,” he said. “It doesn’t look great. It can be an issue, yes.”But?“He has a track record of being a really good shooter,” Walton said. “So for us to try to mess with it would be silly.”last_img read more