Does gating funds harm the European fund industry?

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The latest headlines about property funds in the UK seem to indicate the herd behavior of investors may lead to the next shake up of the fund industry in Europe. The M&G Property Portfolio fund became the first fund product to be gated because it couldn't meet the demand for share redemptions. This all happened after the GAM scandal and the resultant pressure that was put on fund liquidity for some alternative Ucits funds, as well as the gating of the Woodford Equity Income Fund. On one hand, it is understandable that professional fund selectors sell their holdings in funds which face th...

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