About Hearthstone Investments
As creator of the first FCA authorised, open-ended, pooled fund for UK residential property investment, we help Investors understand the asset class as a mainstream investment choice. Read more
We are the specialist UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised and regulated Fund Manager, focused on providing access to the UK’s largest and most familiar asset class – residential property. Read more
More detail on the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of investing in UK residential property.
Residential as an investment
Here we look at residential property as an investment and why to buy the UK.
Compared with other asset classes
Here we have compared residential property with other asset classes.
Why a residential property fund
Here we look at the future potential of property as an investment.
Here we look at popular ways to invest in property.
TM Hearthstone UK Resd Fdr
The Fund invests in private rented sector housing across the mainland UK regions and aims to outperform the capital benchmark, LSL Acadata House Price Index, plus providing an additional income return. The property investment manager, Hearthstone Asset Management, uses quantitative asset allocation methods and qualitative regional stock selection to build a portfolio of assets reflecting the distribution of UK mainland housing stock. These properties are let under assured shorthold tenancy agreements and corporate lets.Investment returns comprise capital growth and rental income.
|Fund Size (£M)||2.64|
|Fund Manager||David Gibbins|
Hearthstone Investments believes that when it comes to investing in UK residential property, the best value comes from purchasing properties that can continually add value to he Fund over the long term, not short-term gains. We call this a ‘buy and hold’ strategy.
The aim of the Fund is to exceed the returns of average UK House Prices across England, Scotland and Wales. Read more
The housing market has seen a strong recovery in recent months but the latest rises are not a flash in the pan; over the 42 years to December 2012, residential property has comfortably outperformed commercial property, equities, gilts and cash with an average total return of just under 14% a year. Despite that superior performance, virtually the only way for investors to get exposure to it has been through direct investment –either by buying a property to live in or to rent out as a buy-to-let. It was that gap in the market which led to the creation of Hearthstone Investments in 2010 and, two years later, the launch of its TM Hearthstone Residential Property fund, one of the few regulated funds investing in the residential property market.
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