A-REITs are hot, so be careful

Fund manager SG Hiscock has shifted its listed property securities fund to a defensive stance, in response to the late cycle environment. Surprisingly, it favours retail REITs. Grant Berry, portfolio manager of the SGH Property Income Fund, says the A-REIT…

The pick of the A-REITs

Australian listed real estate investment trusts (A-REITs) have been the best investment over the past 12 months, returning close to 20 per cent. But not all have done well, because of their exposure to the weak retail or residential sectors.…

Real assets, real advantages over A-REITs

Australian listed real estate investment trusts (A-REITs) are often included in well-constructed investment portfolios for both their predictable dividends and diversification benefits. While A-REITs help provide exposure to property assets that can otherwise be difficult for the average investor to…