In this month’s edition of Portfolio Pespectives, the key messages for investors are:

  • Lonsec moves into the ’soft landing‘ camp
  • The services economy is the key driver within most major economies and this portion of the global economy remains in expansionary conditions
  • Consumer spending is constructive, fuelling the services economy
  • Unemployment is near multi-decade lows representing a robust position to face any macroeconomic weakness
  • Central banks are reducing the risk of a policy mistake by starting to talk about potential interest rate cuts
  • Portfolios are being repositioned away from “Risk Control” in favour of “Market Exposure”
  • Consider adding Global Small Caps to your portfolio

To access the full Portfolio Perspectives for February 2024, download the PDF here, along with the charts & commentary.

We are also excited to announce that Portfolio Perspectives is now also available as a podcast! You can access this month’s podcast below, or follow this link to listen on Spotify:


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Warnings: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Any express or implied rating or advice presented in this document is limited to “general advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s) alone, without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs (“financial circumstances”) of any particular person. Before making an investment decision based on the rating or advice, the reader must consider whether it is personally appropriate in light of their financial circumstances or should seek independent financial advice on its appropriateness. If the advice relates to the acquisition or possible acquisition of a particular financial product, the reader should obtain and consider the Investment Statement or the Product Disclosure Statement for each financial product before making any decision about whether to acquire the financial product.

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A number of property funds have recently acted to modify or restrict redemptions in response to sharply rising interest rates that have created heightened uncertainty and impacted net capital flows into all asset classes, including real estate. The redemption status for several direct property funds currently rated by Lonsec are outlined below. Importantly, the actions undertaken by the funds in respect of modifying redemption terms are permissible and outlined in the respective Constitutions and PDSs.

How did we get here?

  • The risk-free rate (10 yr government bond rate) n the U.S. has moved from 1.6% at start of 2022 to close to 5.0% recently (Australia from 1.9% to 4.75%). The sharp increase in yields over a relatively short space of time has precipitated a repricing of all asset classes, particularly long duration assets.
  • Exchange-listed assets, as shown by the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index, responded far more quickly than unlisted assets and historically have tended to overshoot before retracing. Australian REITs are currently trading at steep discounts to NAV of up to 30%, particularly office REITs.
  • Unlisted assets, as shown by the Lonsec-Select Australian Direct Property Fund Index, typically adjust with a lag, often causing asset allocation imbalances in diversified portfolios. History suggests the listed and unlisted markets will again converge, though the timeframe is uncertain.
  • Worth noting that a similar theme is playing out elsewhere in the world. In late 2022, one of the most high-profile REITs, Blackstone’s USD70bn REIT (unlisted), limited redemption requests. The Blackstone REIT focused on rental housing and logistics in the sun belt states and had grown very quickly on the back of ultra-low interest rates. Redemption requests had eased by Q3 and Q4 2023.

While direct property funds have different liquidity terms, broadly speaking the managers endeavour to satisfy redemption requests (in order of priority):

Fund inflows – inflows have slowed to a minimum for most funds, reflecting uncertainty and repricing of asset classes.

Reducing distributions – some funds have done this, but most are reluctant, particularly while occupancy and fund cashflows remain strong.

Selling assets – arguably the best option but challenging conditions mean long lead times. There are also currently minimal real estate transactions taking place as buyers and sellers adjust expectations, slowing the price discovery process.

Debt facilities – satisfying redemptions by drawing down on debt facilities is not considered good practice particularly with asset values falling (double-whammy for loan-to-value ratios).

In circumstances where fund redemptions exceed a fund’s ability to meet its liquidity terms, Responsible Entities / Trustees have a fiduciary obligation to treat all unitholders equally. Temporarily modifying redemption terms is a prudent decision for these Funds and a means to balance the different priorities of all investors.

Where to from here?

It is likely conditions will only ‘normalise’ when interest rates peak, and all asset classes have had a chance to reprice. At this point, liquidity will remain dependent on the volume of investors seeking to withdraw versus those happy to remain invested.

Property funds by their very nature offer limited liquidity. The funds outlined below are well managed, with relatively conservative debt levels providing headroom to LVR and ICR covenants. Lonsec remains in close contact with all managers and our next review of the of the sector will be in Q1 2024.

Direct Property Funds – Redemption Status
Fund Status Next Liquidity Window*
Cromwell Diversified Property Fund Ceasing redemptions for 6 months from Oct 2023. Scaling of redemption requests via limited monthly withdrawal facility no longer meaningful.  Distributions reduced to 5.75 cpu ~5.17%. July 2025
Centuria Healthcare Property Fund Redemptions exceeding threshold of 2.5% per quarter. Redeemers pro-rated and in queue. Aug 2025
Centuria Diversified Property Fund Redemptions exceeding thresholds of 2.5% per quarter. Redeemers pro-rated and in queue. Dec 2025
Charter Hall Direct PFA Fund Most recent major Fund liquidity event closed in October 2022; 35% of redemption payments have been completed to date with the Manager targeting the balance for 1H 2024. Aug 2027
Charter Hall Direct Office Fund Recent limited withdrawal offer oversubscribed and investor redemptions were scaled back. Dec 2024
Chater Hall Direct Long WALE Fund Most recent major Fund liquidity event closed in May 2023. Redemption requests will be satisfied in full this calendar year, with the payment targeted to occur in November 2023. May 2028
Charter Hall Direct Industrial Fund 4 Recent limited withdrawal offer oversubscribed and investor redemptions were scaled back. Nov 2026
Dexus Core Property Fund Hybrid fund – listed (REITs) & unlisted, currently at extremes of 30% – 70% range. Monthly redemptions restricted to 0.5% of the Fund’s assets from October 2023. N/A
Dexus Wholesale Australian Property Fund Payment of withdrawal requests extended firstly from 30 days to 6 months in May 2023 and then to 12 months in October. N/A
Invesco Global Property Fund Fund targets 70% global direct property / 30% GREITs. Gated Aug 2023 after redemptions exceeded 15% of the Fund’s assets over a rolling 90-day period. N/A
Partners Group Global Real Estate Fund Redemptions exceeded 5% quarterly redemption gate in Aug 2023. Redemption requests not accepted do not carry forward, quarterly gates reset in October. The 4% sell spread remains in place, redeemers paid that fee which goes to the benefit of the fund. N/A

*Cromwell, Centuria and Charter Hall funds have 5-year full liquidity events. The liquidity strategy may include selling properties; raising new equity; arranging new debt financing; listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX); winding up the Fund; or a combination of these. That said, liquidity events may be deferred in exceptional circumstances for so long as it is impracticable to offer liquidity, or it would not be in the best interests of the remaining investors for liquidity to be offered.


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This is the last Portfolio Perspective for 2023. Going into this festive time of the year, from all of us at Lonsec Investment Solutions we wish you and your family a good rest and happy holidays.

Portfolio Perspective will return in February 2024.

Key Messages for Investors:

  • Macroeconomic conditions are decelerating, but the impact is not evenly felt.
  • The 2-Speed Australian Consumer reflects our assertion that the wealthiest portion of the country is carrying the aggregate economy.
  • Even between nations, the relative economic performance is widening.
  • The best examples of the haves and have-nots are the S&P500 and the Magnificent 7 (M7). Considering the US market as a whole, it looks very expensive, but when you break out the M7, a very different picture emerges.
  • Now is the time to use active managers in your clients’ portfolios, abide by the rules of diversification, and speak to your clients to ensure their portfolios align with their financial goals.

To access the full Portfolio Perspectives for December 2023, download the PDF here, along with the charts & commentary.

 

 

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Disclosure at the date of publication: Lonsec Research receives a fee from the relevant fund managers or product issuers for researching financial products (using objective criteria) which may be referred to in this document. Lonsec Research may also receive a fee from the fund manager or product issuer (s) for subscribing to research content and other Lonsec Research services. LIS receives fees for providing investment consulting advice, approved product lists, model portfolios to financial services professionals and other advice to clients. LIS’ and Lonsec Research’s fees are not linked to the financial product rating(s) outcome or the inclusion of the financial product(s) in model portfolios. LIS, Lonsec Research and/or their associates may hold any financial product(s) referred to in this document, but details of these holdings are not known to the analyst(s).

Warnings: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Any express or implied rating or advice presented in this document is limited to “general advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s) alone, without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs (“financial circumstances”) of any particular person. Before making an investment decision based on the rating or advice, the reader must consider whether it is personally appropriate in light of their financial circumstances or should seek independent financial advice on its appropriateness. If the advice relates to the acquisition or possible acquisition of a particular financial product, the reader should obtain and consider the Investment Statement or the Product Disclosure Statement for each financial product before making any decision about whether to acquire the financial product.

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Marc Hraiki, Executive Director of Sales and Service, chats with Ron Mehmet, Portfolio Manager – Tailored Investment Solutions, about term deposits, bonds and how advisers can use them in their clients’ portfolios.


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In brief:

We are at the beginning of the end of this economic cycle. However, the duration of this slowdown remains elusive as employment conditions remain robust. Historical US recessions have been as short as two months to as long as 18 months but have averaged ten months overall. Now is the time to be cautious but not outright bearish.

Interest rates will stay higher for longer. Short-term interest rates continue to be influenced by inflation that, in turn, is not falling fast enough because of factors outside Central Banks’ control. For example, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate hikes will not mitigate the inflationary impact of strong immigration pushing up rental prices. For long term interest rates, the unsustainability of the US fiscal path remains a simmering issue, putting upward pressure on long-term interest rates.

Compensation to Equity investors is poor for taking on equity risk at this point in the cycle. Equally poor expected earnings growth compounds the disadvantage to Equity investors.

We have started to apply hedges in our global equity allocations to reflect the extreme move we have seen in the Australian Dollar.

To access the full Portfolio Perspectives for November 2023, download the PDF here, along with the charts & commentary.

 

 

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Disclosure at the date of publication: Lonsec Research receives a fee from the relevant fund managers or product issuers for researching financial products (using objective criteria) which may be referred to in this document. Lonsec Research may also receive a fee from the fund manager or product issuer (s) for subscribing to research content and other Lonsec Research services. LIS receives fees for providing investment consulting advice, approved product lists, model portfolios to financial services professionals and other advice to clients. LIS’ and Lonsec Research’s fees are not linked to the financial product rating(s) outcome or the inclusion of the financial product(s) in model portfolios. LIS, Lonsec Research and/or their associates may hold any financial product(s) referred to in this document, but details of these holdings are not known to the analyst(s).

Warnings: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Any express or implied rating or advice presented in this document is limited to “general advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s) alone, without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs (“financial circumstances”) of any particular person. Before making an investment decision based on the rating or advice, the reader must consider whether it is personally appropriate in light of their financial circumstances or should seek independent financial advice on its appropriateness. If the advice relates to the acquisition or possible acquisition of a particular financial product, the reader should obtain and consider the Investment Statement or the Product Disclosure Statement for each financial product before making any decision about whether to acquire the financial product.

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The Lonsec Sustainable Managed Portfolios contributed most to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): SDG 3 Good Health & Well Being, SDG 7 Affordable & Clean Energy, SDG 8 Decent Work & Economic Growth, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities, and SDG 13 Climate Action.

Deanne Baker provides an update on the portfolios’ top contributions during the June quarter to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).


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With equity and bond markets both retracing for the quarter, the Lonsec Multi-Asset portfolios delivered negative absolute returns, however they delivered strong relative performance, outperforming the peer group over the quarter and for the 12 months to September. Our focus on quality investments and diversification supported portfolio performance as volatility returned to markets.

Deanne Baker explains how the Multi-Asset portfolios performed over the September quarter.


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The Retirement portfolios maintain a slight defensive bias. The business cycle is entering a more challenging period, with tighter financial conditions and softening consumer trends presenting headwinds for growth assets in particular. We have been increasing duration within the portfolio.

Deanne Baker explains how the Retirement portfolios performed over the September quarter.


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Despite the market sell-off in September, rolling year portfolio returns remain positive, and ahead of the Benchmark, for Lonsec’s Listed Managed Portfolios, which is good to see after a difficult 2022, with portfolio returns ranging from 5.9% in the Conservative profile to 12% for the High Growth portfolio.

Portfolio Manager for the Listed portfolios Dan Moradi provides a quarterly update, covering the latest performance, positioning, and outlook.


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The past decade has seen enormous growth in the number of sustainable investment products, with many advisers and their clients looking for guidance on how to evaluate these funds’ objectives and holdings. Since the launch of the Lonsec Sustainability Report in 2020, many advisers and their clients have used the reports to help shape their portfolios. As the market has evolved, we want our reports to reflect best practice so they can continue to provide value to investors.

Watch Lorraine Robinson, Executive Director – Lonsec Research, present highlights from the report at the Lonsec Symposium in Sydney earlier this year.


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