Investing in listed real estate is our passion and our sole area of focus
We are an Investment business at our core. Since 2001, we have managed listed real estate portfolios for institutional and retail clients. We focus on listed real estate securities, that is, real estate investment companies that are listed and trade on stock exchanges.
Our success is driven largely through our achievement of alpha. Our investment team comprises dedicated real estate specialists with direct real estate market experience. We believe that real estate is a unique asset class providing diversification benefits to a multi-asset class portfolio resulting in enhanced risk adjusted returns.
Based on a belief in the merits of real estate investing and a passion for building an owner-managed business with long-term sustainability, Catalyst Fund Managers was born. When we were first established in 2001, we originally focused on South African listed real estate companies. In 2005 we started developing our global capability and in 2007 we extended our offering and began managing global real estate portfolios.
What we do
We manage listed real estate portfolios for institutional investors mainly. Real estate is our passion and our sole area of specialisation. We focus on listed real estate securities, that is, real estate investment companies that are listed and trade on stock exchanges.
In addition to our specialist expertise and experience, we manage our clients’ money like our own, always considering that there are individual goals, specific needs and hopes behind every investment. The business was born out of a firm belief in the distinctive benefits of including this asset class in an investment portfolio. Fundamentally, at Catalyst Fund Managers:
- Our team has unrivalled, in-depth knowledge of real estate markets
- We are fiercely independent, and our decision making is focused on generating long-term returns
- We are privately owned and committed to an owner-managed culture that underpins our long-term approach to investing and our commitment to cultivating long-term trust with our clients
How we work
The specialised way in which we approach constructing real estate portfolios ensures we add real value to our clients’ portfolios.
Our commitment is to provide our clients with a securitised real estate portfolio solution that takes into account their total return objectives, risk tolerance, investment horizon and liquidity requirements.
Our objective is to identify value opportunities based on total return in a real estate and company-specific risk/return framework. Our valuation methodology is designed specifically for real estate assessment.
Our approach is research-driven and long-term orientated. Our independent internal company research capability consolidates real estate knowledge with company-specific features.