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Schroder UK Property Fund celebrates 5 year outperformance with Chatham acquisition

Schroder UK Property Fund (SPF) is today celebrating 5 years of outperformance against its benchmarki and announces the acquisition of a leisure scheme in Chatham, Kent to add to the Fund’s £1.2 billion portfolio.

SPF is one of the top performing funds in the AREF/IDF All Balanced Property Fund Index which returned 1.4% in Q2 2013 compared with SPF which returned 2.1%. Against the same weighted average benchmark over 12 months, 3 years and 5 years Schroders UK Property Fund has consistently outperformedii

The leisure scheme in Chatham Kent, purchased for £12.9 million, includes the Odeon Cinema as well as other well known restaurant operators within the Dickens World complex.

Ian Mason, SPF Fund Director, commented:

“Our 5 year outperformance figures come at an interesting time, with property investment firmly on the agenda. Investor confidence has recovered and we are seeing lots more traction from new and existing clients.

“The Chatham scheme has increased our exposure to the leisure sector which we believe offers attractive income and growth characteristics. This purchase provides an initial yield of 8% and average unexpired leases of 18 years.

“Chatham sits alongside the acquisition in April of the multi let Hartlebury Trading Estate in the Midlands. This was a strategic move up the risk curve and into the regional markets, in anticipation that the investment market would start to rally in 2013, which now seems to be the case. Rental growth is likely to remain subdued, so the 10% income yield was the important factor on this acquisition.”

i AREF/IDF All Balanced Property Fund Index (weighted average)

ii Investment Report Summary


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