The impact of exchanges rates on international real estate portfolio allocation
Thomas, M. and Lee, S. L., (2006) The impact of exchanges rates on international real estate portfolio allocation. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 04/06. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp19.
This paper, examines whether the asset holdings and weights of an international real estate portfolio using exchange rate adjusted returns are essentially the same or radically different from those based on unadjusted returns. The results indicate that the portfolio compositions produced by exchange rate adjusted returns are markedly different from those based on unadjusted returns. However following the introduction of the single currency the differences in portfolio composition are much less pronounced. The findings have a practical consequence for the investor because they suggest that following the introduction of the single currency international investors can concentrate on the real estate fundamentals when making their portfolio choices, rather than worry about the implications of exchange rate risk.