UK Property Funds Suspend in Market Panic

Funds follow M&G Property into suspension as commercial property sector woes deepen amid the coronavirus crisis

James Gard 17 March, 2020 | 6:04PM

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The Kames Property Income fund has been become the first open-ended fund to suspend since the coronavirus outbreak and comes just three months after M&G Property gated amid concerns over liquidity.

It made the decision to suspend trading on Monday (March 16) and was quickly followed by the Janus Henderson UK Property fund. Aviva Investors Property fund also suspended on Tuesday morning, to be followed by the Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate fund and Aberdeen UK Property. Threadneedle UK Property then suspended on Wednesday afternoon.

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