Commercial Ground Rents | An attractive asset class for European insurers

We recently commissioned a survey of European life insurance company investment professionals that collectively oversee €2.73 trillion in assets.

In this insight, we focus on Commercial Ground Rents (CGR) – a private market asset class that satisfies many of the investment needs revealed by life insurers in our survey. UK life insurers have invested over £500 million into CGRs over 2023 and in our experience, interest in this asset class is accelerating. We explore why European insurers should consider investing in CGRs. We do this by introducing the asset class and discussing characteristics that are attractive to insurers.

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