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3 Aug, 2020

FCA Seeking Property Fund Reform?

Open ended property funds across the IA Direct Property sector are currently suspended owing to material uncertainty in valuing their assets amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.   However, previous waves of suspensions, notably including the one seen the wake of the 2016 Brexit referendum, were linked to mass redemptions that managers were unable […]

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31 Jul, 2020

Global Update Piece – Written on 31 July 2020

Yesterday, Donald Trump suggested that the U.S election needed postponing. Apparent fraud and inaccurate results could, according to the President, could blight the 2020 election. Throw into the mix some of the dire economic announcements released recently and it is clear that, something that we have cautioned since March, markets could be volatile moving in […]

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17 Jul, 2020

Global Update Piece – Written on 17th July 2020

As we move into Quarter 3 of 2020, many will be forgiven for asking where this year has gone! It has been a challenging year for all, know doubt, with these challenges not subsiding when focussing on the end of 2020. Domestically, the UK’s ‘bounce back’ GDP figures disappointed significantly. GDP growth was just 1.8% […]

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29 Jun, 2020

Global Update Piece – Written on 29 June 2020

Since the last update that has been provided on our website, the UK’s reopening has gathered significant speed. Households can now meet inside, travel corridors are being enacted with European countries and our local beeches have been filled with individuals from across the country. People who have warned of a second wave for this virus […]

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28 May, 2020

Global Update Piece – Written 28 May 2020

Another week in the financial markets and hopes of a recovery have sparked a rise in the major market indices across the globe. Since our last website piece, the FAANG stocks have all reached new all-time highs (apart from Apple). The markets seem to be looking past the abyss of economic problems, in the assumption […]

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15 May, 2020

Global Update Piece – Written 15 May 2020

Stock market history is packed with drama: the 1929 crash; Black Monday in 1987, when share prices lost 20% in a day; the dotcom mania in 1999. With such precedents, nothing should come as a surprise, but the past eight weeks have been remarkable, nonetheless. A gut-wrenching sell-off in shares has been followed by a delirious […]

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1 May, 2020

Global Update – Written on 01 May 2020

Now that Boris Johnson has returned to full time work and next week we will receive a ‘comprehensive plan’ on how the economy will restart after the UK has past the peak, we seem to be seeing light at the end of the tunnel in our fight against COVID-19. However, whilst this is of course […]

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17 Apr, 2020

Global Update – Written on 17th April 2020

The emergency airdrop of fiscal and monetary support provided to fight back in the battle against the coronavirus impact on the global economy continues to prevent further dives in the world markets. In fact, some markets have even rallied over the past weeks with the FTSE 100 recording its best week in 11 years after […]

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14 Apr, 2020

Property Funds Update – Written on the 14th April 2020

It is prudent to bring to your attention that all property funds that can be invested in within the UK market have been suspended. The problem is a property-fund-wide issue, but it is important to know that it is NOT related to liquidity concerns, but rather that valuations of assets in the portfolio cannot accurately […]

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1 Apr, 2020

Global Update – Written on the 1st April 2020

This week has seen a strange malaise take hold across both public life and global markets, as populations become accustomed to a new way of living. The next two to three weeks is seen to be absolutely critical in the response against this virus. The key question is whether the lock-down policies pursued in Europe […]

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