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Global Real Estate Securities Fund

Equity investment alert to the changing supply and demand dynamics of the global property market.

ISIN LU0382932225 Bloomberg TRGRESI:LX

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Inception Date 27-Oct-2008

Performance figures calculated in USD

31-Jan-2020 - Nina Jones, Portfolio Manager ,
We believe operating fundamentals are likely to remain reasonably solid for real estate companies. While there are pockets of over-building, generally the level of new supply across various property types has been in line with or below current demand. With continued increases in construction costs and land values, we expect development in some markets and property types to moderate. Factors that drive demand are multi-faceted and inherently more difficult to predict.
Jai Kapadia
Jai Kapadia, Portfolio Manager

Jai Kapadia is a sector portfolio manager in the International Equity Division. He manages the Global Real Estate Equity Strategy.

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Manager's Outlook

Despite the strong year-to-date performance, we remain optimistic about the upside potential in real estate stocks given the return of pricing power in various sub-sectors. Over the coming quarters, we expect that the rollout of coronavirus vaccines will result in increasing consumer confidence and an improving employment picture. This will drive higher demand in many property types across commercial and residential real estate, while supply has been constrained by falling construction starts across many regions and property types. Additionally, we expect to see a continued divergence in performance between high-quality Grade A real estate versus Grade B locations. Our well-located real estate investments are poised to benefit from these trends.

While valuations based on net asset value and dividend yield spreads have generally recovered to historical levels, we remain constructive on the earnings potential for several property types in 2022 and 2023 driven by recovering rents and falling supply. Rents in real estate sub-sectors such as industrial, apartments, and self-storage, and even room rates in hotels, are likely to remain solid over the next 12 to 18 months.

As bottom-up stock pickers, we are also excited about the opportunities in front of us. We expect life to begin to get back to some semblance of normal. This explains our overweight positions in coastal apartments and hotels. We expect young people to return to cities, driving demand for apartment living; university campuses will reopen, driving demand for student housing; and consumers will feel more confident booking leisure and business travel, driving hotel demand. Office workers will begin to return to offices in a more significant way, reinvigorating urban environments, and senior citizens will be able to move into senior housing with more confidence. We are also seeing a recent pickup in retail leasing demand, which should benefit shopping mall landlords.

We remain focused on identifying and investing in those companies that should thrive in a recovery and avoiding those companies that we believe will need to raise capital or otherwise limit shareholder returns going forward. Our focus on owning well-located, high-quality real estate, as well as companies leveraged to the recovery as economies reopen, should guide us well through this period.

Investment Objective

To increase the value of its shares in the long term through both growth in the value of, and income from, its investments. The fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of securities issued by real-estate related companies. The companies may be anywhere in the world, including emerging markets.

Investment Approach

  • Employ fundamental research with a bottom-up approach.
  • Assess the capability, strategy, and management of the business.
  • Evaluate the asset base potential.
  • Understand the supply and demand dynamics by property and market.
  • Analyze balance sheet strength and flexibility.
  • Integrate a risk-adjusted perspective throughout our analysis.
  • Establish whether we would want to own a business for the long term.
  • Leverage the deep knowledge base at T. Rowe Price, including dedicated analysts in North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Environmental, social and governance ("ESG") factors with particular focus on those considered most likely to have a material impact on the performance of the holdings or potential holdings in the funds’ portfolio are assessed. These ESG factors, which are incorporated into the investment process alongside financials, valuation, macro-economics and other factors, are components of the investment decision. Consequently, ESG factors are not the sole driver of an investment decision but are instead one of several important inputs considered during investment analysis.

Portfolio Construction

  • Typically 40-80 securities
  • Invest in highest conviction ideas
  • Diversified by property type and geography, with at least 40% invested outside the U.S.
  • Sector weights are the result of bottom-up security selection
  • Country weightings +/- 10% of the benchmark
  • Individual position sizes range from +/- 5% of the benchmark
  • Continually monitor investments to ensure:
    • Execution and results are tracking our expectations
    • Strategy intact and investment thesis unfolding as expected

Recent Performance

  Month to DateData as of 03-Dec-2021 Quarter to DateData as of 03-Dec-2021 Year to DateData as of 03-Dec-2021 1 MonthData as of 31-Oct-2021 3 MonthsData as of 31-Oct-2021
Fund % -0.25% 2.88% 23.10% 4.97% 1.95%
Indicative Benchmark % 0.54% 4.16% 19.22% 5.98% 1.14%
Excess Return % -0.79% -1.28% 3.88% -1.01% 0.81%

Inception Date 27-Oct-2008

Indicative Benchmark: FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index Net TRI

Performance figures calculated in USD


Largest Industry Apartment Residential 22.51% Was (30-Sep-2021) 22.31%
Other View complete Industry Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2021

Indicative Benchmark: FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index

Top Contributor^

Net Contribution 0.51%
Selection 0.61%

Top Detractor^

Data Centers
Net Contribution -0.18%


Quarterly Data as of 30-Sep-2021

Largest Overweight

Fund 9.36%
Indicative Benchmark 3.88%

Largest Underweight

Fund 7.24%
Indicative Benchmark 14.81%

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2021


Largest Region North America 63.38% Was (30-Sep-2021) 62.70%
Other View complete Region Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2021

Indicative Benchmark: FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index

Largest Overweight

North America
Fund 63.38%
Indicative Benchmark 62.54%

Largest Underweight

Middle East & Africa
Fund 0.00%
Indicative Benchmark 0.23%

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2021


Largest Country United States 59.64% Was (30-Sep-2021) 59.29%
Other View complete Country Diversification

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2021

Indicative Benchmark: FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index

Largest Overweight

Fund 1.61%
Indicative Benchmark 0.00%

Largest Underweight

Fund 1.76%
Indicative Benchmark 3.49%

Monthly Data as of 31-Oct-2021

31-Oct-2021 - Jai Kapadia, Portfolio Manager ,
The U.S. remains the dominant country allocation within the portfolio. Real estate stocks in Japan, the UK, and Hong Kong also represent significant positions. In the U.S., we initiated a position in a company that owns a large portfolio of open-air shopping centers. The company has used the disruption from the pandemic to improve its asset quality through opportunistic acquisitions and is now the largest retail REIT by property count. We also started a position in a high-quality Belgium-based healthcare real estate company that appears well positioned to benefit from the favorable demographic trends in the sector.

Fee Schedule

Share Class Minimum Initial Investment and Holding Amount (USD) Minimum Subsequent Investment (USD) Minimum Redemption Amount (USD) Sales Charge (up to) Investment Management Fee (up to) Ongoing Charges
Class A $1,000 $100 $100 5.00% 160 basis points 1.77%
Class I $2,500,000 $100,000 $0 0.00% 75 basis points 0.85%
Class Q $1,000 $100 $100 0.00% 75 basis points 0.92%

Please note that the Ongoing Charges figure is inclusive of the Investment Management Fee and is charged per annum.