Industry Voice Video: Homing in on fairer housing finance

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Creating a new path for renters to become homeowners

According to the 2021 census, the number of households renting in England and Wales has more than doubled in the last two decades, highlighting the massive growth of "generation rent". Currently, there are 5 million households that are privately renting, as home ownership rates continue to decline.

By approaching what we believe is largely a market-based problem with a market-based solution, we believe there is an opportunity for institutional investors to invest at-scale in UK residential property via a fundamentally defensive strategy which prioritises diversification. The strategy aims to protect investor returns from higher inflation and, by its very nature, the product addresses a fundamental societal need familiar to anyone who has invested in, or just lived in, the UK - the difficulties faced by "reluctant-renters" desiring to become owner occupiers.

In this short video, Adrian Jones -Lead Portfolio Manager Infrastructure, Debt and Home Equity, Allianz Global Investors, explains why investing in residential property is an attractive proposition for investors and how institutional investors could hold the keys to the UK home ownership crisis.



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