Own Monopoly-like Assets. Win at Real-life Monopoly.
With COVID-19 pandemic and volatility continuing shaking markets, these are challenging times for investors looking for stable and growing return streams. In this environment, a lower-risk income exposure could offer a compelling solution.
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Get RICH at Real-life Monopoly with Legg Mason Martin Currie Asia Pacific Ex Japan Real Income Fund
The Fund offers a unique blend of listed real assets on REITs, Infrastructure, Utilities, characterised by stablished physical assets with recurring cash flows from Asia (ex Japan) countries.
Infrastructure in the aftermath of COVID-19
Kim Catechis, Head of Investment Strategy and Andrew Chambers, Portfolio Manager for Real Assets discuss how an increasing investment in infrastructure can not only keep people employed but act as an economic stimulus.
Active Management in Real Assets: The COVID-19 Response and Outlook
Being selective is crucial going forward
Growing Real Asset Opportunities in Asia Pacific ex Japan
The growing opportunity set of Asia Real Assets will further diversify the geographic and sector choice for investors.
Real Estate Investment Trusts: Built for Income
REITs are an attractive asset class backed by tangible real assets. With REITs, income focused investors can invest alongside long-term population and demographic growth and be less worried about short term market volatility and sentiment.
Toll Roads: En Route to Income
Toll roads are a prime example of how transportation real assets can meet the needs of income investors. Driven by population growth, vehicle volume and a willing government; toll road companies can leverage its almost monopolistic nature to be generators of cash and steady distributors of income.
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1 Source: Legg Mason, as of 31 August 2020.
2 Source: BNY Mellon, as of 20 August 2020. Based on Class A Dis (M) Plus USD Share Class. Annualised dividend rate = (Dividend per Unit / Fund NAV as of Ex-Date) x (365 Days / Days in distribution period) x 100%. Dividend rate is not indicative of fund performance. A positive dividend yield does not imply a positive return. Past dividend rate is not indicative of future dividend rate. Net asset value of the funds may volatile subject to market factors. (Dis (M) = Distributing share class. The share class aims to declare and pay dividend on a monthly basis. Dividend amount or dividend rate is not guaranteed. Dividends of Dis (M) Plus share class may be paid out of the Fund’s capital.
3 These are internal limits/ guidelines and are subject to change. These are targets and there is no guarantee that they will be met.
4 Source: Global Infrastructure Hub, 2019. Data projections based on a 2.6% GDP growth assumption for Oceania and 3.7% for Asia. Investment needs includes additional investment needed for countries that have not yet met the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Infrastructure Hub was created by the G20 to support public and private investment in quality infrastructure in both developed and emerging markets.
5 Bloomberg, as of 31 August 2020. Performance is calculated from 30 June 2016. Performance is calculated from 30 June 2016. On a rolling 12-month basis, the Fund recorded positive returns in 30 out of 39 periods while the Benchmark recorded positive returns in 24 out of 39 periods. The fund inception of Class X Acc (USD) is 28 June 2016. Fund performance: 3-month (4.41%), YTD (-12.88%), 1-year (-9.96%), 3-year annualised (0.75%) and since inception annualised (3.66%). Performance is calculated on a NAV to NAV basis (in USD terms), with income and dividends reinvested, if any, without initial charges but reflecting annual management fees. Benchmark: MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan (Net Dividends) Index. Prior to 31 March 2020, there is no benchmark.
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