Duff & Phelps Real Estate Securities Series
The Series seeks attractive long-term returns by providing U.S. real estate securities exposure, emphasizing companies with revenues driven by rental income. The highly experienced portfolio team applies a disciplined, bottom-up investment process, focusing on high-quality commercial real estate owner/operators that derive more than 70% of revenue from rents
Effective April 28, 2017 this Series changed its name from the Virtus Real Estate Securities Series.
Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.
Duff & Phelps Investment Management pursues a limited number of specialized investment strategies with exceptional depth of resources and expertise. Since their earliest beginnings, providing research and analysis of income producing securities to Depression-era investors, their attention has been set on identifying attractive opportunities and strategies, while managing the associated risks. Today, building on their distinguished legacy, Duff & Phelps has earned a reputation as a leader in investing in Global Listed Infrastructure, Global Listed Real Estate, MLPs & Energy, and International Equity. Quality. Reliability. Specialization. Since 1932.Visit the Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. website
Geoffrey P. Dybas, CFA
Global Head - Global Real Estate Securities, Senior Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1989
Start date with fund: 1998
Geoffrey Dybas heads Duff & Phelps’ Global Real Estate Securities team. He is senior portfolio manager and co-founder of all dedicated REIT strategies managed by Duff & Phelps, including the Virtus Duff & Phelps Real Estate Securities Fund; Virtus Duff & Phelps International Real Estate Securities Fund; Virtus Duff & Phelps Global Real Estate Securities Fund; Virtus Duff & Phelps Real Estate Securities Series, a series of the Virtus Variable Insurance Trust; the REIT portfolio within the DNP Select Income Fund Inc., a closed-end fund; and separate institutional accounts.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps in 1995, Mr. Dybas was a corporate banker for Bank One and began his investment career in 1989.
Mr. Dybas earned a B.S., cum laude, from Marquette University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder.
Mr. Dybas is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), and the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).
Frank J. Haggerty, Jr., CFA
Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1996
Start date with fund: 2007
Frank Haggerty serves as portfolio manager for all dedicated REIT strategies managed by Duff & Phelps, including the Virtus Duff & Phelps Real Estate Securities Fund, Virtus Duff & Phelps International Real Estate Securities Fund, Virtus Duff & Phelps Global Real Estate Securities Fund, Virtus Duff & Phelps Real Estate Securities Series, the REIT portfolio within the closed-end DNP Select Income Fund Inc., and separate institutional accounts.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps in 2005, Mr. Haggerty served as a REIT portfolio manager and senior analyst at ABN AMRO Asset Management.
Mr. Haggerty earned a B.S. from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder. Mr. Haggerty is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Series Americas Committee, and the Board of Directors for the Illinois State University Educational Investment Fund. He began his investment career in 1996.
Pursues the stable cash flows offered by rental contractual revenues, emphasizing REITs with strong management teams focused on long-term value creation
Provides exposure to the lower correlations the U.S. real estate market has historically exhibited to traditional stocks and bonds
High-conviction, lower-turnover portfolio of 30-40 securities, strives to benefit from valuations inefficiencies and the historically higher long-term risk-adjusted returns of rental property companies over non-rental companies
Top Holdings (% Series)
|Digital Realty Trust, Inc.||
|Simon Property Group, Inc.||
|AvalonBay Communities, Inc.||
|DCT Industrial Trust Inc.||
|Sun Communities, Inc.||
|Duke Realty Corporation||
|Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.||
Sector Allocation (% Fund)
Performance & Risk
Growth of $10,000 Investment
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Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.
Sales Charge and Expenses
Documents & Resources
|Virtus Duff & Phelps Real Estate Securities Series Summary Prospectus|
|Virtus Duff & Phelps Real Estate Securities Class I Series Summary Prospectus|
The investments for the Series are managed by the same portfolio manager(s) who manage one or more other funds that have similar names, investment objectives and investment styles as the Series. You should be aware that the Series is likely to differ from the other mutual funds in size, cash flow pattern and tax matters. Accordingly, the holdings and performance of the Series can be expected to vary from those of the other mutual funds.
Shares of the separate Series of Virtus Variable Insurance Trust are sold only through the currently effective prospectuses and are not available to the general public. Shares of the VIT Series may be purchased only by life insurance companies to be used with their separate accounts which fund variable annuity and variable life insurance policies or qualified retirement plans and are also available as an underlying investment fund for certain qualified retirement plans. The performance information for the Series does not reflect fees and expenses of the insurance companies. If such fees and expenses were deducted, performance would be lower.
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