Property funds have been key beneficiaries of investors' hunt for yield in recent years, with the IA Property sector in the top five most popular investment classifications for the past two years. A record £3.8bn of flows was taken in 2014, backed up by £2.7bn in 2015.
Strong performance drove inflows, with the IPD UK Annual Property index recording a 12-month total return of 13.1% in 2015, versus -2.2% for equities and 1% for bonds. Meanwhile, the IPD Global Quarterly...
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There is something strange going on in Europe according to some commentators - the market has rallied aggressively post the trade war-induced sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018.
We expect to see continued market volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty in the UK throughout 2019, not least due to Brexit.