Property periodically outperforming shares in super fund portfolios between 2004 and 2010: APRA

Unlisted property investments are delivering better returns than both Australian and overseas equities in superannuation fund portfolios, a new APRA working paper shows.

The following graph compares the total return of various asset classes between June 2004 and June 2010 and clearly shows that better recent performance and upward trajectory of unlisted property investments compared with equities, which have declined sharply since early 2010.

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The graph is part of a working paper titled “Effect of fund size on the performance of Australian superannuation funds” written by Dr James Richard Cummings, senior research analyst at APRA.

 

 

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger was a property writer at Property Observer

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