A risky course to returns

Probably the biggest risk now is being fooled into thinking a poor-quality property is a good-quality property, writes Russell Chaplin, chief investment officer, property, at Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management’s property business is by and large a core one, catering to those who want property to offer relatively simple things: a durable income stream, the potential for long-term income growth and some diversification away from other asset classes.

Our investors are not looking for property to deliver double-digit returns. Nonetheless, there have been quite a few good years of returns from…

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