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Scottish Widows launch global real estate securities fund

Scottish Widows Investment partnership (SWIP) has launched a new global real estate securities multi manager fund.
The fund is part of SWIP multi manager ICVC and aims to provide a total return by investing in a portfolio of listed companies, REITs and other property vehicles.
The SWIP Multi-Manager Global Real Estate Securities Fund will be managed by Jeff King, head of balanced funds at SWIP. The pan-European part of the fund will be managed by Nigel Bolton, manager of the SWIP European Real Estate Fund and the SWIP UK Real Estate Fund, which was launched last week.
SWIP are also working with real estate firms Cohen & Steers and Invesco Institutional to offer investors access to a growing market. The non-European manager selection is made by Russell Investment Group. Ian Hally, head of property research at SWIP is responsible for providing analysis on the direct real estate market. The fund has a minimum investment of £1000 and is available to institutional and retail investors.
SWIP director of sales and marketing Andy Frepp says: “The Multi-Manager Global Real Estate Securities Fund builds on SWIP’s strength and experience in the real estate market to provide a flexible option for investors wanting to take advantage of the benefits of real estate exposure.”


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