This is a traditional bricks and mortar property fund. These tend to be less volatile than the index fund we use. The index fund invests in shares of property companies and therefore is more susceptible to stock market volatility. The trade-off is over the long term the index tends to perform better. Most people select these types of funds because volatility is low and returns steady. We have seen twice in 2008 and 2016 these funds close due to liquidity issues and investors need to be aware of this risk when investing.
Where this seems to differ from other property funds is two-fold. Firstly, they like alternative investments; this includes care homes, hospitals etc and these work alongside core investments like industrial warehouses or office. Secondly the managers have a sustainability slant for their properties….read more