Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Hold, Suckers

I don't like making predictions about the future, but this is starting to seem like deja vu all over again.
“Over half of the property fund sector is now on ice, and will remain so until managers raise enough cash to meet redemptions. To do that they need to sell properties, and as any homeowner knows, that is not a quick or painless procedure.

These funds are therefore likely to be closed for weeks and months rather than simply a matter of days. Clearly there has been a knee-jerk reaction to Brexit in the commercial property sector, which may moderate over time.

How many illiquid dominoes fall...