Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust
Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Limited was established in 2004 with the objective of providing shareholders with an attractive level of income, together with the potential for capital growth, from a diversified portfolio of UK commercial real estate.
The Company’s portfolio currently comprises properties spread principally across the office, retail and industrial sectors. To achieve the objective of a sustainable and growing income return, the fund managers have adopted an active approach to property management.
The Company has been co–managed since launch by Nick Montgomery, Head of UK Real Estate Investment, and Duncan Owen, Global Head of Real Estate who have a combined investment experience of more than 45 years.
On 1 May 2015, SREIT converted to a Real Estate Investment Trust ('REIT') in order to benefit from the various tax advantages offered by the UK REIT regime.
|Performance||Q2 2015 - Q2 2016||Q2 2014 - Q2 2015||Q2 2013 - Q2 2014||Q2 2012 - Q2 2013||Q2 2011 - Q2 2012|
|Net asset value total return||10.8||21.9||20.6||-2.9||6.6|
|SREIT Real Estate Total Return||11.3||19.4||17.4||2.1||6.1|
|MSCI Quarterly Version of Balanced Monthly Index Funds||9.1||15.7||15.8||3.1||4.1|
¹ Source: Schroders, Datastream, bid to bid price with net income reinvested in GBP.
² Source: Schroders, NAV to NAV (per share) plus dividends distributed.
³ Source: MSCI Quarterly Version of Balanced Monthly Index Funds (including indirect investments on a like-for-like basis)
Investors are increasingly turning to real estate to gain exposure to real assets that produce an attractive income return as well as the potential for capital growth. The new Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust offers investors access to the dynamic continental European real estate markets, as well as the extensive experience of a dedicated investment team based in the target markets, led by Tony Smedley at Schroder Real Estate Investment Management (REIM).
In turbulent times for global markets, the skilful management of high quality real estate assets continues to offer potential for attractive capital and income returns. With a focus on providing diversified exposure to assets in the right locations in the right UK cities, the long-established Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust could be an attractive option for investors.
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It’s not often that you hear Queen Elizabeth II and investment trusts mentioned in the same breath – but like her majesty, at least 10% of UK investment trusts have been in existence for 90 years or more.
This article illustrates the important differences between investment trusts and unit trusts, and is designed to help investors make the investment decision which is right for them.
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What are the risks?
- Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated.
- The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and investors might not get back the amount originally invested.
- Some trusts invest solely in the companies of, or in property located in, one country or region. This can carry more risk than investments spread over a number of countries or regions.
- Investors in the emerging markets and the Far East should be aware that this involves a high degree of risk and should be seen as long term in nature.
- Exchange rates may cause the value of investments denominated in currencies other than sterling, and the income from them, to rise or fall.