Can property provide an effective inflation hedge?

Shamez Alibhai explores the nuances of property as an asset to protect against inflation

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Can property provide an effective inflation hedge?

A recent paper by the Man dynamic allocation fund (DNA) team, Man AHL and Professor Campbell Harvey of Duke University, The Best Strategies for Inflationary Times, looked at the long-term historical relationship between a number of assets classes and inflation.

One of their findings was that what is often assumed a straightforward relationship - that property provides an effective hedge against inflation (house prices go up during inflationary periods) - is more...

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