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The UK retail and office sectors were hardest hit by the pandemic
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The UK retail and office sectors were hardest hit by the pandemic

Open-ended UK property funds are leaving themselves open to weak returns as a result of a bias towards the retail and office sectors on top of the high cash weightings they are holding to ensure liquidity, experts have warned.

According to the Q2 RICS UK Commercial Property Survey, the UK retail and office sectors were hardest hit by the pandemic, with property values expected to fall sharply over the coming year. Globally,...

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