Braemar Student Fund up by 26% in Year 1

A year on from entering the Student Accommodation sector, Braemar Group’s Guernsey-listed Student Fund has delivered a return of 26% in its first year, and the Group is looking forward to delivering exciting returns as it enters its second year.

During the past 12 months the fund has bought purpose-built halls of residences in Manchester, Bristol and Newcastle and has assembled a portfolio worth almost £30m.

Braemar’s fund management approach has been warmly greeted by the retail investment community allowing platforms such as SIPPs and ISAs to invest in this unique asset class.  Unusually for a property fund, the Directors have deliberately sought rental inflation, which is currently running in the sector at between 4% and 10% to deliver these returns.  The fund is also just 50% geared, allowing investors the benefit of knowing that the leverage has not been over stretched, and that the fund has its own rainy day liquidity reserve in-built …

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