- July was again a very volatile month in the Listed Property sector and after falling heavily mid-month, the index rallied to finish down -0.1%. Normally July is a quiet month as property trust management cannot speak to the market in the lead-up to revealing their results in August.
- The Fund slightly underperformed the index, declining by -0.3%, with the primary cause of being the position in Westfield which generates profits in USD and GBP. Westfield’s share price was impacted by the strength in the AUD/USD which surged +4% over the month to finish at US$0.80.
Go to Monthly Newsletters for a more detailed discussion of the listed property market in July and the fund’s strategy