Canada Life has today taken the decision with immediate effect to remove the fair value adjustment on its commercial property funds.
This follows the latest review of portfolio property valuations and current market conditions and reflects our view that the property market’s behaviour is returning to a more stable pattern following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
Consequently we believe an adjustment is no longer necessary to ensure fair treatment of investors considering investing in, or withdrawing from, the funds.
Canada Life lifted the suspension of redemptions on the Canlife UK Property life and pension funds with effect from 1 September 2016. The decision to suspend its funds was taken on 6 July 2016 following market instability after the referendum on June 24.
We will continue to monitor market conditions and their impact on fund values to ensure that investors are always treated fairly.
David Marchant, Chief Investment Officer of Canada Life Limited said:
“As transactional evidence of market values has emerged post the EU Referendum decision, valuers have removed their caveats on valuations. I am pleased that in light of this we are able to return to our normal pricing practices and therefore remove our fair value adjustments from all our funds”.