JLL, Macquarie Lead SWFI Financial Advisory League Tables for H2 Y2014
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI), through its proprietary database, tracks transactions by sovereign wealth funds, pensions and other public funds. In addition, fund commitments make up a minute proportion of the SWFI transaction database. For 2014, sovereign wealth fund and public fund transactions in real estate totaled US$ 44.5 billion versus US$ 30.1 billion in 2013.
For the second half of 2014, the top two financial advisors ranked by number of transactions are Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) at #1 and Macquarie ranked at #2. Tied for spot #3 are HSBC, Citigroup, Barclays and JP Morgan. For example, JP Morgan represented Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) in helping sell HSBC headquarters in Canary Wharf to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). The bidding for the tower was managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and GM Real Estate. Some notable financial advisor mentions are Goldman Sachs, Eastdil Secured and Nomura.
Legal Advisor Ranking
For the second half of 2014, the top two legal advisors ranked by number of transactions are tied at #1, Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Coming in at second is Clifford Chance. Tied for third are Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Ashurst.
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Source: SWFI – Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database -www.swftransaction.com, January 26, 2015
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