Over the past 12 months, MSCI have been working to streamline the production of Property Fund Vision (PFV). The latest PFV for the second quarter is due to be released on 6th September 2019. At 49 working days post quarter end, this is 15 days ahead of the release of PFV 12 months ago. The data is now in excel format allowing the user to utilise the output much easier than in the past.
In order to facilitate the earlier release date, MSCI is pre-populating a significant amount of the data in the report alleviating much of the burden on managers to provide figures where they have already done so for the quarterly UK Property Fund Index. PFV is an important document relied upon by a wide array of users. These improvements should help to enhance its reputation and AREF welcomes the changes.