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UK Authorities Consider Fund Redemption Controls - Media

Tom Burroughes

9 December 2019

Investors may be hit with new restrictions on withdrawing money from property funds because UK regulators are trying to tackle a rush for exits, prompting wider systemic risk concerns, media reports said. 

The recent fund redemption suspensions by , has also raised red flags about whether there is a mismatch between liquidity of underlying assets and expectations of investors about how fast they can extract cash. 

Another factor in play is that investors have chased after yield in illiquid assets, such as private equity, property and infrastructure, as a result of a decade of ultra-low interest rates.