What’s the strategy?
The Global Real Estate Equity (London Capital) portfolio strategy invests in domestic and international real estate investment trusts and public companies engaged in real estate ownership, development and/or management. The portfolio exhibits strong growth characteristics combined with attractive dividend income with the potential for long-term capital appreciation.
The portfolio managers pursue a proprietary and systematic approach, benefiting from quantitative-driven analysis to identify stocks with the most attractive combination of stock attributes. Fundamental factor-analysis underpins stock selection and portfolio construction to isolate and capitalize on key drivers of market performance. The holdings are equally weighted, making the portfolio non-benchmark relative.
It’s a systematic method designed to deliver strong, long-term, risk-adjusted returns through a transparent and repeatable process.
Why invest in this portfolio strategy?
Ideal for investors seeking to diversify their global equity exposure with a portfolio of high-yielding, global real estate equities.
This unique portfolio offers:
- broad diversification across all major regions of the world, with emphasis on developed countries, but with exposure to emerging countries
- exposure to income-oriented equities and dividend income
- access to leading companies from around the world
- a low correlation to other asset classes and the potential to reduce volatility when added to a diversified equity portfolio
- a highly liquid investment vehicle
The Global Real Estate Equity (London Capital) portfolio can also cushion volatility by investing across globally diverse interest-rate environments, which can help offset short-term turbulence caused by changing interest rates.
Robert leads GLC Asset Management Group’s bottom-up, quantitative-driven investment management division, London Capital, in addition to co-managing the U.S. Value mandate, Canadian Low Volatility mandate and Global Sector mandates (Global Infrastructure Equities and Global Real Estate Equities).
Robert’s portfolio management responsibilities include developing fundamental factor models to analyze and value companies in a variety of sectors and building proprietary quantitative models to support many of London Capital's equity mandates.
Before joining London Capital in 2007 as an equity analyst, he worked in corporate finance, risk management and equity fundamental research for a commodity firm.
Robert holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Western University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Pei is co-manager of London Capital’s Global Real Estate, Global Infrastructure, Canadian Low Volatility and U.S. Value mandates.
Before joining GLC in 2015, he was actively involved in quantitative investing for one of Canada’s largest institutional investment managers in Alberta.
Pei started his career in 2006 at a large financial institution specializing in investment risk management technology. He specialized in integrating new option pricing models, enhancing trading platforms and managing pricing and risk databases for equities, commodities, fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives.
A CFA charterholder, Pei completed a master of mathematics (statistics-finance) degree at the University of Waterloo and a master of science degree in pure mathematics at Simon Fraser University.
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This portfolio strategy is available as a mutual fund through our relationship with Quadrus Investment Services.
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