Figures released by the Investment Property Databank (IPD) show that global real estate derivatives trading
more then doubled in the third quarter compared to the second. The total transaction volumes for the period reached GBP 756 million - up from the GBP 300 million seen in the previous quarter.
According to the firm, year-to-date volumes stand at GBP 1.5 million. The news is reflective of improving investor sentiment in the financial markets following the eurozone debt shock, IPD added.
Nick Scarles, chairman of the PDIG (Property Derivatives Interest Group) and Grosvenor's group finance director, said: "The strong recovery in the volumes quarter-on-quarter reflects not only a general recovery in the financial markets as a whole, but also the level of pricing which has been attractive to investors and those who trade in property derivatives for profit."
The UK dominates the global derivatives market, IPD said, accounting for GDP 731 million worth of trades. It was followed by France, with GDP 25 million worth of trades.
- Friday 05 November 2010