LaSalle Investment Management is to tap into Taiwanese investors with a tie-up with Taishin Investment Trust for the launch of a global real estate securities fund.

According to an announcement made this morning by LaSalle, the Taishin Global Real Estate Securities Fund will provide Taiwanese investors with the opportunity to invest in REITs across the world from this month. It will use the UBS Global Investor Index as its benchmark.

The fund will be distributed by Taishin, a subsidiary of Taishin Financial Holdings, the Taiwanese financial holding company, with LaSalle acting as investment advisor.