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Professor Simon Stevenson discusses Liberty Property Trust's plans to demerge their investment activities

Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

Liberty Property Trust are the first Real Estate Invetment Trust (REIT) to follow the US model and demerge their activities. The idea behind the demerger is to allow a REIT to diversify their portfolio between different sectors. However, in a new episode of Cass Talks, Professor Simon Stevenson argues that REITs should think twice before following Liberty down the dermerger route.

Professor Stevenson explains his research in this week's Cass Talks interview. Cass Talks is a series of free video and audio interviews uploaded weekly each Wednesday. Alex Ritson is away so this week's episode is presented by Ben Sawtell, from Cass's Corporate Communications team.

The interviews are an opportunity to hear Cass faculty give their perspective on current business and finance news stories, global issues affecting the business world and new research coming out of the School.

Listen, watch and download Simon's interview and see other Cass academics share their opinions at:

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