Bell Potter LIC Weekly: Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund

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Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (QRI)

QRI aims to provide investors with monthly cash income and capital preservation through a portfolio of Australian originated Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans, secured by real property mortgages (first and second mortgages) that are diversified by borrower, loan type, property sector and location. The Trust will seek to achieve a Target Return equal to the prevailing RBA Cash Rate plus a margin of 5.0-6.5% per annum net of fees and expenses. Pleasingly, the income-focused CRE debt class has proven to be highly resilient during COVID-19, and during this period, QRI has consistently performed, achieving returns at the upper end of its Target Return (we calculate a trailing 12 distribution month return of 6.3% based on the IPO price, as at 30 June) while recording no impairments or interest arrears across the loan portfolio, resulting in a stable NAV position since the float (continued in report).


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About Hayden Nicholson

Hayden Nicholson is an ETF/LIC Specialist at Bell Potter Securities. Hayden provides comprehensive coverage of the ETF and LIC sectors, producing a range of highly regarded reports covering investment fundamentals, asset class structure and cost, and the role of managed investments in portfolios.

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