Home » News » Marketing » New portal launched by ex-Purplebricks director, Richard Jacques previous nextMarketingNew portal launched by ex-Purplebricks director, Richard JacquesThe new portal is to combine the provision of “a new concierge level of service to buyers and sellers that focuses on knowledge, information and access.”Sheila Manchester12th August 201901,408 Views Keller Williams has entered into a partnership agreement in the UK with Investerge, whose CEO is Richard Jacques, the former lettings director and head of property investment at Purplebricks.Keller Williams says its aim is to widen its service offering, giving their customers access to its property investment marketplace.Investerge, an online investment marketplace, has been set up to provide a portal for national and international un-advertised investment properties. Jason Cannon, Operating Principal, Keller Williams, said, “Our mission has always been to become life-long partners to our clients and provide them with knowledge and advice whether they are buying, selling or investing.“We are known for our residential expertise around the world and the quality of our staff – all trained by the Keller Williams academy. With the recent opportunities and changes to the property investment market in the UK we believe that working with Investerge, a focused, professional and dedicated to investment, will offer an even more compelling service and solution to our clients.”Richard Jacques, CEO, Investerge Ltd added, “It is extremely exciting for us to partner with Keller Williams and a brilliant beginning for Investerge. As a start-up, we have a vision of the way a new generation of investors will want to work and invest.“We are building technology that we believe will change the property investment industry and combined with the provision of a new concierge level of service to buyers and sellers that focuses on knowledge, information and access, Investerge brings a new fresh approach to the sector.“We aim to be the UK’s central investment solution that property investors, estate agents and property brokers embrace to enhance their offering and provide new business opportunities for all.”The first part of the partnership has already started with the development of an introducer App which provides the KW team with immediate access to our investment marketplace and giving their clients access to new un-advertised opportunities.Investerge Jason Canno Richard Jacques Purplebricks portal launch Purplebricks Keller Williams August 12, 2019Grant LeonardWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
“The concept of impact investing is emerging, but, for sovereign funds to have both return objectives and to support economic activity is quite a new development,” O’Callaghan said“We will need to find ways to estimate in advance and monitor the economic impact our investments are having and to report this to the trustees.”The NPRF has been split into two discrete portfolios since the Irish government used its capital to bail out Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Ireland.Since the current government announced its intention to reorientate the discretionary portfolio, still controlled by the NPRF Commission and invested in global equities, fixed income, property, commodities and infrastructure, the fund has been gradually selling off overseas holdings – recently resulting in the sale of €800m in private equity fund holdings and commitments to Lexington Partners.It has already allocated significant capital to projects targeting Ireland, including a €500m commitment to three funds offering assistance to the country’s SMEs and a $100m joint venture with China’s CIC.For more on the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s future strategy, see How We Run Our Money in the current issue of IPE The Irish National Pensions Reserve Fund’s (NPRF) imminent reorientation into the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) poses significant challenges, both in the shape of ensuring independent governance and meeting its new dual investment target, the fund’s investment director has said.Eugene O’Callaghan, who since 2010 has overseen the NPRF’s investment activities, said the proposed ISIF would have “no hope” of attracting matching co-investments unless it were able to demonstrate the independence of its governance arrangements.The former executive director of Irish Life Investment Managers told IPE’s How We Run Our Money that the ISIF, to be funded with the €6.8bn currently held within the NPRF’s discretionary portfolio once the Irish government passes the required legislation, would face further hurdles due to its dual investment objectives of encouraging domestic growth while producing positive returns.He said this “double bottom line” would prove a significant challenge.