Settling the nerves: Where now for UK commercial property a year after Brexit vote?

Retail investors pulled £ from property funds in June 2016

Mike Sheen
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Mike Sheen examines how the sector has weathered the storm since the fallout from last year's EU referendum, and how investor sentiment has altered over the past 12 months.

Open-ended UK commercial property funds made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons when uncertainty surrounding the Brexit referendum led to a raft of high-profile suspensions. Managers struggled to meet large scale redemptions, with retail investors alone pulling £1.8bn from property funds between May and July 2016, prompting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch a regulatory review into fund liquidity management and investor protection. The regulator was critical of managers, providers and depositories for their handling of the liquidity crisis, hitting out at fail...

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