LTAF will require minimum 90-day notice period and lays groundwork for property fund overhaul

Groundwork for property funds

James Baxter-Derrington
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The new LTAF regime is likely to form the basis of the redesign of the open-ended property fund sector
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The new LTAF regime is likely to form the basis of the redesign of the open-ended property fund sector

Long-term asset funds (LTAF) will require a minimum of a 90-day notice period to be considered eligible under new rules set out by the Financial Conduct Authority today (25 October).

The new policy statement, A new authorised fund regime for investing in long term assets, detailed the regulator's response to the feedback from its initial proposition for an authorised open-ended fund model that would allow investment into long-term, illiquid assets. 'Reservations' around illiquid weightings in 'untested' LTAF model Along with a minimum notice period, the regulator also set out rules that would prohibit an LTAF to permit redemptions more frequently than monthly. This is in order to address the consistency between the liquidity of a fund's assets and its redemptio...

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