Can anyone think of something safer than a healthcare REIT ETF?


#1

I am a casual investor interested in locking in returns from the elderly care investment theme…

There are no healthcare REIT index funds, but I don’t want to buy an ETF either, because they seriously put me off…

Can anyone think of something safer than a healthcare REIT to invest in?


#2

I am not sure about global funds, but there is an Irish fund called Bartra Captial run by an well-regarded Irish entrepreneur:

Ttey plan to invest in healthcare upmarket infrastructure. They will then create a range of upmarket developments, catered to the middle and upper middle class, who want the best healthcare for their loved ones.

I like it for a few reasons…

• The long-term demographics look great

• The fund does not rely on underlying asset values for growth

• Ireland is a stable, high income country in the European Union

• They offer very favourable tax deals for foreign investors

The only issue is probably the price tag (and it is a significant issue). Otherwise, I think it would be a great investment.