HVB offers open-end index certificate tracking FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Germany Net Total Return Index

One of the provisions of the German REIT law requires at least 90% of profits to be distributed to shareholders as dividends. Real estate offers weak correlation with equities and bonds as well as low volatility, says HVB’s Birgit Lutzenberger.

In contrast to a conventional real estate investment, exchange-traded real estate companies offer the advantages of tradability and liquidity.

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