Christmas Features 2019 

Has physical retail reached its nadir?

Has physical retail reached its nadir?

For the third time during the past decade, investors were prevented from pulling their cash from open-ended property funds earlier this month. Yet what separated the gating of the M&G Property Portfolio (GB00B89X8P64) from the temporary suspensions of several funds post-financial crisis and in the months following the 2016 Brexit referendum was that rather than blaming a wave of outflows on broader political uncertainty and economic weakness, the asset manager also singled out structural challenges to one sector in particular: retail.

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