Last October, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed new rules for open-ended property funds, designed to address the illiquidity of commercial property as an asset class. In future, it said, Oeics investing in property must be prepared to act even faster at any sign of a run on their funds, suspending trading if the valuation of 20% or more of their assets is at risk of ‘material uncertainty’.
With buy-to-let landlords being squeezed by the government, here's how else you can profit from property.
The new real estate property trust will invest in non-traditional properties, such as student accommodation and hotels.
The city watchdog is weighing up whether further regulatory intervention may be needed to protect consumers in open-ended funds investing in illiquid assets.
Commercial property is still a good option if you want an asset that delivers reliable and steady income flow, says Alexander Garratt.
Are unprotected investments worth the risk for access to exotic assets? David Prosser says it's unlikely, unless you're a wealthy investor.
Standard Life UK Real Estate to reopen as market stabilises; but property fund suspensions could recur if sector sees more large withdrawals.
The commercial property sector has been hit hard as deals fold and occupiers hold back on renewing leases; what does the future hold?
Commercial property funds are expected to be closed for months, but it is not 2008 all over again, writes Kyle Caldwell.
Dealing price reduced by 17 per cent in Aberdeen UK Property Feeder fund.