One of the six main asset classes. Property trusts offer a way to gain access to property investments
without having to have a large sum or mortgage. They are managed funds which invest in a range of
underlying property investments and can be listed on the ASX or unlisted. Listed property trusts can be
more volatile than unlisted property trusts and may also have currency risk. Unlisted property trusts are
an unlisted investment and may have less liquidity and hybrid property trusts offer investment in a mix of
listed and unlisted property.
Property trusts can exhibit both growth and defensive characteristics paying a combination of
income and capital growth.