UK Property giving the security of a wise investment


Global investors, particularly from mainland China and Hong Kong, are snapping up London office properties in anticipation the economy will make a swift recovery as the government rolls out a speedy Covid-19 vaccination programme.

“London is still seen as a safe haven and is the first choice for Hong Kong-based investors looking to diversify their assets out of Asia,” said Chris Harvey, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown London. “The UK has now drawn a line under Brexit and is actually dealing with vaccine roll-out better than the rest of Europe.”

“There is a feeling that the UK will therefore bounce back quickly once the pandemic is over,” said Harvey. The London market now looks good value in Europe, as yields are superior to cities such as Paris and Frankfurt, he added.

Our investment at London European Securities is secured against property collateral which provides more security than investments protected by the regulated investment protection schemes. “I think that tangible property security at around twice the value of an investment makes more sense for larger HNW investors than regulated protection schemes” Fund Manager, Martin Young.