Australian Property Securities Fund

Zurich Investments Australian Property Securities Fund suits investors seeking exposure to Australia’s diverse property market, through investing in property trusts listed on the ASX. The Fund aims to provide capital growth and regular income over the medium-to-long term, and when added to an existing portfolio, contributes to a growth allocation.

How the fund works

Zurich’s Australian Property Securities Fund aims to provide investors with an income stream and capital growth over the medium to long-term. The Fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX 300 AREIT Accumulation Index over a period of five years.

Watch the following short videos to find out how Zurich’s Australian Property Securities Fund works.

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Zurich Investments provides exclusive access to specialist managers recognised as being amongst the best in their area of expertise. We appointed Renaissance Property Securities Pty Ltd (Renaissance) as the strategic investment partner for the fund in November 2005.

Renaissance, a boutique manager established in April 2003, is owned by two experienced investment professionals who directly manage the Zurich Fund. With over 45 years’ combined experience, investors benefit from the Fund Managers’ successful track record and focused expertise in Australian property securities investing.

The fund aims to identify and invest in property securities whose market price is less than its intrinsic value, based on research and an assessment of their underlying value. The investment team conducts rigorous individual stock research with the choice of securities not limited to those represented in the industry benchmark.


Carlos Cocaro
Portfolio Manager
Damien Barrack
Portfolio Manager

Performance returns quoted are compound rates of return calculated on exit prices and assume reinvestment of distributions. Returns are calculated net of all ongoing fees and any taxes payable by the fund. The benchmark return shown is a gross return. Figures shown are rounded to two decimal places.

The full name of the benchmark in the performance table is S&P/ASX 300 AREIT Accumulation Index.

*Inception date is 28 February 2000

Recommended by

The Australian Property Securities Fund is recommended by these leading research houses:

Gold as at 6 August 2021
Funds with a Gold rating are our highest conviction recommendations and stand out as best of breed for their investment mandate.#

Highly Recommended
Recommended products are deemed strong investments within their respective asset class, typically rating first quartile on most criteria.^

Award winning


Zenith Fund Awards Winner: AREIT
Zurich and Renaissance Property Securities are the Zenith Fund Awards Winner for 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the AREIT category.~

Fund Manager of the Year: Property & Infrastructure
Zurich and Renaissance Property Securities win 2017 Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year in Property & Infrastructure Category.°

Best Property Securities Fund
The Zurich Australian Property Securities Fund was awarded Best Property Securities Fund category in Money magazine’s 2018 and 2019 Best of the Best awards

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° Morningstar Awards 2017©. Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Awarded to Zurich / Renaissance Property Securities for Fund Manager of the Year Property & Infrastructure Category, Australia 2017.

Important Information: Before investing in Zurich Investments Australian Property Securities Fund please consider the Fund Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)(available through as the PDS contains important information. Information concerning the Zurich Investments Australian Property Securities Fund is general advice only. It does not consider your personal financial circumstances, needs or objectives. You should consider these factors, the appropriateness of the information and the PDS before making a decision. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Investments are not available to residents of countries other than Australia. Zurich Investment Management Limited ABN 56 063 278 400, AFSL 232511, GIIN FVHHKJ.00012. ME.036 of 118 Mount Street, North Sydney Australia is the Fund responsible entity.