OBJECTIVE AND INVESTMENT POLICY
The Fund aims to provide a positive level of income with the potential for capital growth over the long term (five years or more).
Performance target: To achieve a dividend yield exceeding that of the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global REIT Index, before the deduction of charges, on an annual basis.
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares (also known as equities) and equity-related securities of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and companies, which invest in property, in any country. Companies will derive the main part of their revenue from owning, developing and managing real estate.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including cash and money market instruments.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments) to reduce risk, to manage the Fund more efficiently, or to generate additional capital or income for the Fund.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global REIT Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this forms the basis of the Fund's performance target. The investment manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index, but at times the Fund may hold investments similar to the index.
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