18   October,   2022

The Kent Pension Fund property portfolio, managed by DTZ Investors, has been awarded two MSCI awards for its long term outperformance

Kent Pension Fund, managed by DTZ Investors, has won two prestigious MSCI awards for the best performing fund in UK and the best performing fund in Europe. The two awards; for the Highest 10–Year Risk Adjusted Relative Return in UK and the Highest Long-Term Risk-Adjusted Relative Return in Europe are in recognition of delivering exceptional performance for the 10 years to December 2021.

"We are thrilled to secure these prestigious awards for the top performing fund in UK and in Europe over a 10 year period. DTZ Investors creates long term sustainable value for our clients. Our strategy has been to invest capital in sustainable urban locations and work in close partnership with our occupiers, ensuring that our properties suit their requirements today and adapt as their businesses and needs evolve. This strategy has delivered consistent outperformance over the long term." Jennifer Linacre, Fund Manager.

"We are delighted with the performance of the Fund, which is a testament to our robust investment strategy and the hard work undertaken by our asset managers to drive value and returns". These awards are excellent news for DTZ Investors, demonstrating the results that can be achieved through our disciplined, responsible approach to real estate investment management”  Peter O'Gorman, Fund Director.

Charlie Simkins, Chairman of the Kent Pension Fund Committee added “We are extremely pleased that the hard work of the DTZ Investors team on behalf of the Kent Pension Fund has delivered these excellent results over 10 years. This is recognition that the long-term approach that the Fund has always taken to investment is appropriate, and we look forward to continuing this fruitful relationship with DTZ Investors. I am very grateful to all the wider Kent Pension Fund team for their contribution to achieving such positive outcomes for all the Fund’s stakeholders”.

About DTZ Investors:

DTZ Investors is a specialist real estate investment manager. We manage £7 billion of UK property assets in separate account mandates. We operate a fully integrated responsible investment programme that has seen us recognised by MSCI for 17 real estate investment and environmental performance awards since 2000. In that time, our House portfolio, comprising all assets managed on a fully discretionary basis, has delivered an ungeared total return of 9.1% per annum. This outperforms the All Property benchmark by 170 basis points (1.7%) per annum, over that twenty year period.