Category: Open Ended Investment Company
The Share Class is a share class of a Fund which aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets, which reflects the return of the FTSE EPRA/Nareit Developed Dividend + Index, the Fund’s benchmark index. The Share Class, via the Fund, aims to invest so far as possible and practicable in the equity securities (e.g. shares of listed real estate companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)) that make up the benchmark index. REITs are closed-ended investment vehicles that invest in, manage and own, real estate. The benchmark index measures the performance of REITs and real estate holding and development companies from developed countries world-wide which are constituents of the FTSE EPRA/Nareit Developed Index, and pay above average or a high level of income as a dividend. The benchmark index offers exposure to listed real estate companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) from developed countries world-wide, and includes those equity securities which have a forecasted yield of equal to, or greater than, 2%. Companies are included in the benchmark index based on the proportion of their shares in issue that are available for purchase by international investors. The Fund uses optimising techniques to achieve a similar return to its benchmark index. These techniques may include the strategic selection of certain securities that make up the benchmark index or other securities which provide similar performance to certain constituent securities. These may also include the use of financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets). FDIs may be used for direct investment purposes. The use of FDIs is expected to be limited for this Share Class. The Fund does not hold physical real estate property, but invests indirectly in property-related assets (i.e. the shares of listed real estate companies and REITs). The Fund may also engage in short-term secured lending of its investments to certain eligible third parties to generate additional income to off-set the costs of the Fund. The investment manager may use financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets) for efficient portfolio management purposes (i.e. to reduce risk within the Fund’s portfolio, reduce investment costs and generate additional income). Recommendation: This Fund is suitable for medium to long term investment, though the Fund may also be suitable for shorter term exposure to the Index. Your shares will be distributing shares (i.e. income will be paid on the shares quarterly). Your shares will be denominated in US Dollar, the Fund's base currency. The shares are listed on one or more stock exchanges and may be traded in currencies other than their base currency. The performance of your shares may be affected by this currency difference.