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M&G Asia Property Fund

Launched in 2006, the M&G Asia Property Fund was the first open-ended real estate fund investing in high quality real estate assets across the Asia Pacific region. It has a value driven long term investment philosophy.

Investment objective

The Fund aims to generate an average local currency total return of at least 8% per annum over a rolling three-year period, including a minimum dividend of 4% per annum.

Investment strategy

The Fund targets long-term capital appreciation and stable income growth through investment in high quality real estate in mature Asia Pacific markets. The primary target markets are Australia, Japan and South Korea and its principal target sectors are retail in Australia, residential, retail and logistics in Japan and retail and logistics in South Korea. The Portfolio Manager is focused on maintaining occupancy and extending duration to enhance income and capital growth potential of the existing portfolio in a low growth environment.

Meet our team

Fund Management Team

Fund manager

Scott Girard

Scott joined M&G Real Estate in 2006 and is currently responsible for the oversight and management of the M&G Asia Property Fund. His focus is on value-driven long term investment and he is responsible for driving the fund’s strategic allocation forward.

Scott has worked in Asian real estate capital markets since 2002. Previously based in Korea and Japan for Jones Lang LaSalle, Scott has been involved in investments, corporate finance, research and property advisory at senior levels for a wide range of clients. Scott started his career in Australia in 1995 with ANZ Funds Management before working in a consultancy.

Scott graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor in Commerce and holds a Master of Applied Finance and Investment from Macquarie University.

Business Development Team

Lucy Williams

Director: Institutional Business, UK & Europe

Lucy Williams

+44 (0)20 7548 6585

John Shewan

Business Development Manager

John Shewan

+44 (0)20 7548 6895

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