CI Institutional Asset Management has collaborated with CBRE Global Investment Partners to unveil a global real estate fund for high net worth investors and smaller institutions in Canada.

The new vehicle, dubbed CI Global Private Real Estate Fund, will offer investors exposure to CBRE Global Investment Partners Global Alpha Fund with direct investments in over 1,900 properties in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

CI Institutional Asset Management president Neal Kerr said: "Investing in a global portfolio of private real estate offers many benefits, including attractive returns, diversification, low or negative correlation to stock and bond markets, a potential inflation hedge, and stable income.

"Through CI Global Private Real Estate Fund, we are pleased to offer Canadian investors access to the expertise of a leading global real estate firm and exposure to an investment strategy that has posted exceptional risk-adjusted returns since its inception."

The new fund is currently available to permitted clients with a minimum investment of $2m as well as accredited investors with a minimum investment of $150,000

CBRE Global Investment Partners CIO Ian Gleeson said: “Through this relationship, we are able to deliver accessibility to a unique global real estate portfolio that normally only sovereign wealth funds could access."