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Property Unit Trusts in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Property Unit Trusts Market Research Report | SIC K64.305 | Nov 2016

Cracked foundations: Low confidence in the current year is expected to cause revenue to fall

IBISWorld’s Property Unit Trusts market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
M&G Real Estate Limited M&G Real Estate Limited market share
Standard Life Investments Ltd Standard Life Investments Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue is expected to contract in the current year due to adverse economic conditions
  • The introduction of the auto-enrolment pension scheme has boosted demand from institutional investors
  • Investors are expected to remain relatively risk averse, which will limit fund flows into the industry
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry generates revenue primarily from the fees that industry operators charge for managing property portfolios, which is calculated as a percentage of net asset value. In addition, firms also charge entry and exit fees when investors purchase or sell units, which are also included in industry revenue. Therefore, industry revenue is directly affected by changes in net asset value. The industry has grown over the past five years as non-residential property prices trended upwards and rental yields increased. Fund flows into the industry also improved during the past five years. These factors positively influenced net asset values and industry revenue. As a result, revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.7% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The top four firms in the industry are estimated to have a combined market share of 27.6% in 2016-17, which indicates the industry has a low level of market share concentration. The larger players manage various funds including unit trusts, investment trusts and other funds. Smaller players tend to typically manage single funds.

Market share concentration has remained at a low level over the past five years. However, some larger players have gained market share, as they have been able to diversify and manage risks better. This trend is anticipated to gain momentum during the coming period.

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Additional Insights for the Property Unit Trusts Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Property Unit Trusts Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as residential property index and Business confidence index in the Property Unit Trusts industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Property Unit Trusts Industry?

    This industry comprises property unit trusts, which have an open-ended share capital structure where units can be bought and sold directly through the fund manager. Property unit trusts hold, maintain and manage property portfolios for investment purposes. Unit trusts, property investment trusts and open-ended investment companies are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Diversified portfolios Retail portfolios Office portfolios Industrial portfolios
    Industry Activities
    Fund managementAsset investmentPortfolio structuring

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • residential property index
  • Business confidence index
  • Gross national savings rate
  • House price index
  • Total online expenditure
  • Current Performance
  • Industry growth
  • Fund flows
  • Tax advantages and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Non-residential property trends
  • Investor demand
  • Margin pressure
  • Table: Property Unit Trusts Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Property Unit Trusts Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Funding
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Estate Agents
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Legal Activities
  • Products & Services
  • Diversified portfolios
  • Retail portfolios
  • Office portfolios
  • Industrial portfolios
  • Other
  • Chart: Property Unit Trusts Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Pooled nominees
  • Individual investors
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Property Unit Trusts Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Property Unit Trusts
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Property Unit Trusts Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    M&G Real Estate Limited
    Standard Life Investments Ltd
  • Table: M&G Real Estate Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Standard Life Investments Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Property Unit Trusts Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Property Unit Trusts Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Closed-Ended Fund
  • Collective investment schemes where all the shares the fund issues are issued at the outset. Any subsequent trading of the shares occurs between investors.
  • Net Asset Value
  • The value of a trust's assets less the value of its liabilities.
  • Open-Ended Fund
  • Collective investment schemes where shares can be issued and redeemed at any time through investors buying or selling shares directly from the fund.

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