Property Funds Research and Source Central modernize real asset fund marketplace

Property Funds Research (“PFR”) and Source Central and have completed a corporate partnership that combines PFR's market-leading real asset vehicle data with Source Central's intuitive web-based platform for institutional investors and fund managers.

As of 1st December, data on around 3,000 real asset funds worldwide are available on Source Central at Investor users gain free access to an unprecedented amount of critical data on real asset funds in a streamlined platform with complementary collaboration, organization and sourcing tools. 

Source Central is continuously updated by PFR’s research team and real asset fund managers who can promote funds and manage data through the platform. Fund Managers use Source Central’s platform to inform and distribute information on their fund offerings and existing vehicles to the institutional investor community in a modern, efficient, and compliance-friendly system.

Source Central and PFR will build on this foundation of critical data by adding additional features and solutions that deliver valuable efficiencies and much needed technology to the growing institutional real asset investment industry. 

"For the last 15 years, we’ve focused on delivering data-driven solutions to the institutional property industry. Looking at the global trends impacting institutional investing, we knew Source Central was the right opportunity to unlock the potential in our data and participate in the industry's much needed modernization. " said Andrew Baum, Founder and Director of PFR.

As institutional investors grow their real asset allocations and fund managers’ offerings proliferate, both parties face significant challenges in both deploying and raising capital. These challenges are magnified amid complex regulatory regimes and global competition for capital. Technology will play an important role in helping institutions and fund managers meet their goals within the current environment, while prioritizing compliance.

Rajeev Ranade, Founder of Source Central, said, "There’s a clear deficit in the technology used by institutional real asset teams today, and we strongly believe the industry will benefit from this kind of modernization. By teaming up with PFR we’ll eliminate the technology gap by reinforcing a simple yet powerful tech tool with rich data and deep expertise.”