Sanlam FOUR unveils real assets fund

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Sanlam FOUR has launched the Sanlam Real Assets Fund, which targets regular income and capital growth through investments in real asset securities.

The fund, – managed by Mike Pinggera, who is also responsible for the £155m Sanlam FOUR Multi-Strategy Fund – already attracted £55m.

Mike Pinggera, senior fund manager at Sanlam FOUR, said: “Real assets have been a key component of our multi-strategy fund since its launch in 2013. The Sanlam Real Assets Fund has been launched in response to demand from existing investors who wanted additional real asset exposure to supplement their own asset allocation decisions. We see real assets as an ideal way to reflect our long held ‘pillars of a functioning economy’ investment theme and provide access to long-term structural and demographic trends.”

Tom Carroll, Investment Director at Sanlam FOUR, said: “We anticipate a lot of interest in this fund; the near-term global outlook remains uncertain and there is increasing demand for long-term real returns, growing income streams and investment diversification. Much of the available real asset exposure currently stems from private equity style vehicles where investors forego liquidity in exchange for exposure and return.  Listed real assets securities are particularly important for investors who have traditionally been unable to access real assets due to the liquidity terms and minimum investment sizes demanded by private vehicles. Our proposition is liquid, and the investment exposure is broad in nature, with the freedom to exploit a global universe of real asset opportunities”.

Founded in 2006, Sanlam FOUR is part of the Sanlam Group, a global financial services group with a $11bn market value and 100 years of heritage.