Alex started by explained that the USP is the income and that not many funds are offering this.
In this update we aim to take a slightly different approach. The Kames Property Income Fund is a new fund, launched in 2014. It is mainly a bricks and mortar fund rather than one that invests in property companies. It is therefore difficult to compare to our usual index. Since launch it has returned 15.03% vs the Index at 17.82%.
Over 12 months’ volatility is 1.52% vs 16.71% on the Index. It is very early days but this may appeal to those investors seeking property exposure but with limited volatility. However, in 2008 some property funds delayed payments and this has made investors nervous.
In this update we spoke to the manager, Alex Walker, and asked some questions to get an understanding of what they are looking to achieve.