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Report: FCA considering changes to UK commercial property funds after redemption suspensions

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority is considering makingchanges to rules governing property funds following redemption requests thatled to market panic in the week of July 4, The(U.K.) Telegraph reported.

Standard LifePlc, AvivaPlc and others temporarily suspended funds to stem a rush of investorswithdrawing money in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

Andrew Bailey, the head of the FCA, said the regulator willlook into the design of such funds "from the point of view of conduct andsystemic stability." One option could be to limit liquidity, for exampleby requiring that investors give between 30 days' and six months' notice toaccess their money. Another could be to require funds to boost liquiditybuffers, and hold more shares and bonds.