Neil is a portfolio manager within our Frontier - Emerging Market Equities team, where his focus is on listed property. Neil transferred to the investment team in February 2004 after having previously worked as a project manager in the performance area and as an analyst in the trade implementation team. Prior to Investec Asset Management, Neil worked in London as a portfolio administrator in Coutts Private Bank and Deutsche Asset Management. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree in Accounting and Finance. Neil is a CFA Charterholder.
FUND OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS
The Investec Property Equity Fund aims to grow income and capital. The fund targets returns in excess of the SA Listed Property Index, measured over three year periods.
The fund maintains an exclusive focus on interest-income generating South African listed property stocks, specifically Property Unit Trusts (PUTs) and Property Loan Stocks (PLSs). The investment team utilises Investec Listed Property Investments' proprietary research platform to assist in the screening and selection of listed property securities. The focus is on sourcing lines of stock at attractive prices and identifying value opportunities relative to the sector in order to achieve out performance.
- Attractive and growing income returns
- Long-term capital appreciation
- An investment underpinned by tangible assets with fairly predictable income streams
- Diversification from a general equity portfolio
- Active exposure to the South African listed property sector
- Fund's volatility is similar to a general equity fund