Despite the current high level of share market globally, especially in Asia, there is still hanging fruits waiting for investor to grab. One of it was REITs, which lags behind its share market peers in terms of valuation. With this, AmMutual launched their latest fund which focuses on REITs investment on 18th July 2011.
The fund aims to provide regular income and to a lesser extent capital appreciation by investing in REITs. To achieve the investment objective, 70% to 98% of the fund's NAV will be invested in REITs listed in Asia Pacific region, which includes but not limited to Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. In addition to country diversification, the Fund will also diversify into different REITs sectors such as residential, commercial and industrial. The fund will hold between 2% to 30% of its NAV in liquid assets.
The manager employs an active allocation strategy, which means the asset allocation decisions will be made after reviewing the macroeconomic trends and REITs market outlook of the respective countries in the Asia Pacifc region. Among the criteria are:
- track record
- investment portfolio
- financial status
- income distribution policy
- cost factors of REIT
Subject to availability of income, distribution is paid at least once a year.
AmAsia Pacific REITs is suitable for investors who:
- wish to have investment exposure through a diversified portfolio of REITs in the Asia Pacific region. Portfolio diversification is obtained by investing in REITs of various sub-sectors (for example, residential, commercial, industrial within the REITs sector) listed in various countries; and
- seek regular income and, to a lesser extent capital appreciation over the Medium to Long Term.
Source: AmMutual and the Fund's prospectus