Property fund slams closure of Serious Fraud Office case
An investigation into allegations of fraud against investment companies operated by Guernsey-based Stirling Mortimer has been closed by the Serious Fraud Office due to insufficient evidence – a decision that has been strongly criticised by the fund house.
Goldman Sachs AM defends global REITs
The prospect of higher interest rates around the world is less likely to hit real estate investment trusts (REITs) over the long term than other, so called, bond proxies, said Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Hong Kong-based portfolio manager Frankie Lee.
FCA bans six for UK property scheme scam
Six of the eight men found guilty last year of a UK property fund scam, which defrauded investors of around £4.3m ($5.24m, €4.78m), have been banned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from performing any function in relation to any regulated activity in the industry.