Property funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and infrastructure funds have yielded the best returns year-to-date amid market volatility.Against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown and looser monetary policy adopted by most central banks, some investors have shifted their capital into bullion as a safe haven against rising uncertainty. But gold has generated lower returns this year than low-risk assets such as property funds, REITs and infrastructure funds, reported Morningstar Research Thailand. The top three returns for property funds are: LH Thai Property RMF with a 33.1% return year-to-date, followed by MFC Property Wealth Fund’s 32.8% and One Property Plus Fund at 32.3%. Returns generated from other property funds, REITs and infrastructure funds have reported more than 25% growth. However, as Chinese equities have recovered over the past 2-3 months, some foreign investment funds investing in China A-shares have reaped huge investment returns. For instance, Krungsri’s China A Share Equity A registered a 39.3% return, as of Sept 9. Saharat Chusuwan, head of marketing, wealth advisory, mutual fund and private fund business at Tisco Asset Management, said investors have been moving money into low-risk assets that can generate recurring income and capital gains amid fears of a US economic… Read full this story
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