More pension scheme withdrawals expected for UK property funds

An estimated £5 billion is queued for redemption, as defined benefit schemes seek to improve liquidity

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UK property funds face continuing redemptions from pension funds, as defined benefit schemes turn away from the asset class in an effort to improve their liquidity profile.

Up to £5 billion ($6.3 billion) worth of fund investments are queued for withdrawal by defined benefit (DB) pension schemes from the roughly £40 billion UK core property fund market, according to estimates from pension consultant Barnett Waddingham. That figure includes withdrawals from funds that are suspended as well as

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