Standard Life to launch £75m pan European recovery fund

Standard Life, which manages more than £8 billion of real estate in Europe, says it will structure the vehicle as a 5-year closed ended fund.

Standard Life Investments, the Edinburgh, Scotland-based asset manager, is to launch a £75 million (€82 million; $123 million) pan European property recovery fund.

The firm said today it would be a 5-year vehicle rather than an open ended fund.

The minimum commitment is £50,000 and it aims to return 12 percent annualised return net of fees, taxes and other costs.

Barry MacLennan, investment director, said the fund would capitalise on the expected recovery in property market returns. “We believe that commercial property is currently attractively priced and we would expect it to be of particular interest to tax-exempt investors,” he added.