Solactive AG Acquires Leading Real Estate and Infrastructure Index Provider Global Property Research

  • Trading Systems , Infrastructure
  • 17.12.2021 10:00 am

Today, Solactive AG (“Solactive”) announced the acquisition of 100% of the share  capital of Global Property Research BV (“GPR”) from Van Lanschot Kempen NV. GPR holds a longstanding  track record in the indexing business and is a registered Benchmark Administrator under the European  Benchmarks Regulation. Since its inception, in 1995, the company ranks amongst the top global index  providers in property and infrastructure research and provides its services to leading financialinstitutions. 

With the combination of GPR’s unique expertise in real estate and infrastructure and Solactive’s longstanding  track record in creating high-quality, yet cost-efficient benchmarks at scale, the partnership yields natural  synergies on both ends. Given both sectors’ importance in the transition towards a greener economy, ESG  solutions will stand alongside traditional benchmarks and tailor-made indices as the three pillars of  Solactive’s and GPR’s future line-up.  

Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, comments: “We share a customer-centric and tailored approach to  indexing with GPR. Building on this dynamic and bringing aboard GPR’s specialist knowledge in listed real  estate and infrastructure will allow us to expand our disruptive approach to new areas of the index eco-system  where clients can expect to see solutions carrying Solactive DNA: fast, flexible, and cost-efficient. The  Solactive family is very happy to welcome GPR on board and we are looking forward to serving our global client  base with the resulting solutions.” 

Jeroen Vreeker and Floris van Dorp, from Global Property Research, comment: “GPR continues to address  trends that are reshaping investment management, including the growth of passive investing, the  incorporation of sustainability factors, and the transition towards customization of benchmarking solutions catered to the needs of investors. Together with Solactive, leveraging its solid position as index provider and  strong international distribution capabilities, GPR is convinced that it can grow the business to the next level  and become the partner of choice in the field of listed real assets.”


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