Aviva Investors has one of the UK’s largest property teams and the Aviva Property Trust is one of the longest standing UK property funds available to retail investors. There is a strong investment process and large supporting team with also a team of sector specialists dedicated to this fund. The team considers which regions and sectors in the UK are likely to perform well and classify properties into four sub sectors. The emphasis being on identifying high quality properties for the managers to consider. The output being a diversified portfolio of high quality properties.
We like this fund as the Lead Portfolio manager has a strong track record in managing UK property funds and the fund is well positioned to take advantage of the strong prospects for rental growth in the sector. Finally, it is one of the cheapest funds within the sector.