Russell Investments Global Real Estate Pool

A global real estate fund that offers investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolio by investing in companies worldwide that own interests in real estate, including retail, office, apartment, industrial and hotel properties.

Holding only Canadian residential real estate can leave investors over- exposed to one market. A global real estate fund represents an opportunity for Canadians to diversify their portfolios by investing in companies worldwide that own interests in real estate, including retail, office, apartment, industrial, hotel and specialty property sectors. The Pool could also provide income, and offers a low correlation to traditional stocks and bonds.

Features:

  • Income generation. Real estate investments typically feature steady cash flows derived from income producing properties (office, retail, apartments, and industrial).
  • Return enhancement. Real estate investments carry potential benefits, including competitive returns.
  • Global investment opportunity. This fund is designed to provide investors with exposure to potential real estate investment opportunities beyond Canadian borders.
  • Real estate securities offer portfolio diversification. Given their moderate correlation to traditional stocks and bonds, real estate securities are considered an effective portfolio diversifier.
  • Global, multi-manager approach. Three experienced real estate sub-advisers. The sub-advisers take an active investment approach to selecting securities, although each emphasizes a different set of investment selection criteria. One adheres to a deeper value approach, another prioritizes cash flow growth, and a third offers a more dynamic active management style with a significant top-down allocation component. These complementary approaches combine to produce a well-diversified portfolio with multiple sources of excess return potential.
  • Risk potential. A fund that invests in real estate securities is also indirectly subject to the risks associated with direct ownership of real estate. Additional risks include declines in the value of real estate, changes in general and local economic and real estate market conditions, changes in debt financing availability and terms, increases in property taxes and other operating expenses and changes in tax laws and interest rates.

Characteristics

As of 08/31/2020
Updated monthly

Fund Characteristics
Total Assets (All Series) $444.91 million
Net Asset Value (Series F) $11.16

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Growth of $10,000 (Since Inception) Series F¹

As of 08/31/2020
01-31-2013 10000.00
02-28-2013 10313.17
03-31-2013 10426.71
04-30-2013 11031.05
05-31-2013 10494.07
06-30-2013 10396.96
07-31-2013 10227.55
08-31-2013 10047.98
09-30-2013 10365.09
10-31-2013 10772.88
11-30-2013 10554.98
12-31-2013 10627.00
01-31-2014 11119.95
02-28-2014 11476.09
03-31-2014 11444.96
04-30-2014 11708.59
05-31-2014 11937.51
06-30-2014 11845.55
07-31-2014 12171.38
08-31-2014 12295.10
09-30-2014 11913.89
10-31-2014 12787.60
11-30-2014 13009.61
12-31-2014 13272.34
01-31-2015 15180.88
02-28-2015 14913.34
03-31-2015 15089.68
04-30-2015 14220.21
05-31-2015 14474.76
06-30-2015 13879.69
07-31-2015 14958.23
08-31-2015 14358.51
09-30-2015 14626.50
10-31-2015 15145.64
11-30-2015 15021.13
12-31-2015 15807.07
01-31-2016 15275.30
02-29-2016 14757.85
03-31-2016 15383.28
04-30-2016 14816.43
05-31-2016 15461.30
06-30-2016 15795.90
07-31-2016 16618.49
08-31-2016 16265.17
09-30-2016 16114.86
10-31-2016 15533.01
11-30-2016 15230.89
12-31-2016 15624.06
01-31-2017 15245.25
02-28-2017 15946.95
03-31-2017 15739.29
04-30-2017 16326.69
05-31-2017 16269.00
06-30-2017 15734.45
07-31-2017 15378.28
08-31-2017 15383.18
09-30-2017 15323.26
10-31-2017 15760.02
11-30-2017 16261.59
12-31-2017 16115.91
01-31-2018 15850.08
02-28-2018 15436.17
03-31-2018 15916.94
04-30-2018 16117.09
05-31-2018 16415.97
06-30-2018 16866.82
07-31-2018 16810.11
08-31-2018 17031.11
09-30-2018 16519.67
10-31-2018 16171.32
11-30-2018 16902.37
12-31-2018 16387.42
01-31-2019 17489.86
02-28-2019 17491.34
03-31-2019 18396.57
04-30-2019 18225.75
05-31-2019 18286.77
06-30-2019 17933.48
07-31-2019 18026.47
08-31-2019 18551.42
09-30-2019 18939.56
10-31-2019 19340.76
11-30-2019 19307.58
12-31-2019 18907.99
01-31-2020 19483.01
02-29-2020 18273.23
03-31-2020 15270.04
04-30-2020 15973.14
05-31-2020 16117.81
06-30-2020 16093.30
07-31-2020 16491.31
08-31-2020 16506.84

¹Compound growth calculations are used only for the purpose of illustrating the effects of compound growth and are not intended to reflect future value of any mutual fund or returns on investment in any mutual fund.

Series F is a wrap or fee-for-service program and as such, the performance shown does not include the advisory fee paid by the investor to the dealer that would have reduced returns. Other series of units of the fund are subject to higher management fees and/or expenses which result in lower returns for those series than cited above.  Annual returns are calendar year returns for the last ten years or since inception if the Fund has less than ten years of history. Performance is annualized except for periods of less than one year.

^ This strategy is managed by RREEF America LLC, (“RREEF”), under the brand name Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.

Russell Investments has the right to engage or terminate a sub-adviser at any time and without notice.

Top 10 Holdings*

As of 06/30/2020

Updated monthly

Company Weight
ProLogis, Inc. 5.92%
Russell Investments Canadian Cash Fund 4.73%
Welltower Inc. 3.18%
Vonovia SE 2.73%
Simon Property Group, Inc. 2.20%
Invitation Homes, Inc. 2.17%
Essex Property Trust, Inc. 2.17%
Public Storage, Inc. 2.14%
Canadian Dollar 2.13%
Equinix, Inc. 1.94%

*A portion of the cash held in this fund is securitized. The listing of holdings provides information on a fund's investments as of the date indicated and may differ from its annual financial statements.

Sub-Advisers

As of 12/31/2019
NameAllocation %colorStyle
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management^50#66aaddMarket oriented
Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc.40#5c5c5cMarket oriented
Russell Investments10#005596Positioning strategies

^ This strategy is managed by RREEF America LLC, (“RREEF”), under the brand name Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.

Russell Investments has the right to engage or terminate a sub-adviser at any time and without notice.

Sector weightings

As of 06/30/2020

Updated monthly

Sector Weighting
Communication Services 0.00%
Consumer Discretionary 1.16%
Consumer Staples 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Financials 0.00%
Health Care 0.00%
Industrials 0.00%
Information Technology 0.00%
Materials 0.00%
Real Estate 98.28%
Unclassified 0.56%
Utilities 0.00%

Series Load Fund Code Currency
Series B Front Load FRC 120 CAD
Series B Low Load FRC 160 CAD
Series F No Load FRC 125 CAD
Series O No Load FRC 128 CAD
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