Investors get access to the rebounding global real estate sector
MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Mutual Funds
("SLMF") announced today the launch of the Standard Life Global Real
Estate Fund for retail investors. This new fund brings investors
increased portfolio diversification, exposure to growing global real
estate markets and over 50 years of real estate expertise from global
asset manager Standard Life Investments.
Backed by experienced investment professionals based in Asia Pacific,
Europe and North America, this latest mutual fund invests primarily in
the securities of real estate investment trusts and in equity or
equity-type securities of companies that participate in the real estate
"We understand Canadian investors' desire for more access to the
rebounding real estate sector and we've designed the right solution for
them with the help of our experienced global manager," said Yanic
Chagnon, Vice-President, Retail Solutions. "We're confident that this
latest fund will help investors achieve a combination of capital growth
and income, and acts as a complement to traditional asset classes."
Standard Life Investments leverages its in-house macro-economic insights
to supplement fundamental security analysis. Its investment decisions
provide local insights to identify investment opportunities based on an
assessment of such factors as available yields, quality of management
and corporate earnings and dividend growth, as well as industry and
overall economic prospects.
Notes to Editors
Fact sheet Global Real Estate Fund
About Standard Life
Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and insurance
solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group
retirement and insurance plan members. Standard Life in Canada has been
doing business for 180 years and has approximately 2,000 employees. It
operates under Standard Life Financial Inc., which wholly owns The
Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Mutual
Standard Life Financial is the largest operation outside the United
Kingdom of Standard Life plc, its parent company headquartered in
Edinburgh, Scotland. Standard Life plc has around six million customers
worldwide and operates in the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East
and globally with Standard Life Investments Ltd.
Standard Life plc had $396 billion in assets under administration,
including $46.1 billion in Canada through Standard Life Financial Inc.
(at September 30, 2013).
SOURCE: STANDARD LIFE MUTUAL FUNDS LTD.
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