SJP suspends property fund and temporarily reduces fees

'We have taken this step to protect the interests of clients'

James Baxter-Derrington
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St James’s Place (SJP) has suspended its £924m Property unit trust and deferred redemptions in its Property life and Property pension funds.

SJP has also implemented a 0.15 percentage point reduction on the fund, bringing the ongoing charges to 1.89%, according to the fund's key investor information document. The suspension has been described as a "proactive measure" to protect the interests of clients, preventing the fund from selling assets "under pressure" at a reduced rate. A trio of reasons was given for the suspension and deferral, including a general fall in demand for UK commercial property. The firm also cited increased client redemptions, along with office space vacancy as employees embrace working from home p...

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