Investor confidence is growing within the UK, reports Schroders

The head of UK intermediary at Schroders said 91 per cent of UK investors were looking to maintain or increase the amount they invest and save in 2014, according to a 113-page Global Investment Trends report published by the asset management house.

He added that this could pose a good opportunity for investment advisers.

Mr Stoakley said: “As investor confidence improves, people should seek professional guidance in order to ensure they have a well-balanced mix of investments.”

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Schroders’ report surveyed 15,749 investors across 23 countries and revealed that almost two-thirds of UK investors were more confident about investment opportunities this year, compared to less than half last year.

Adviser view

james Gardiner, IFA at London-based Westminster Wealth Management, said: “My clients have always had a fairly global view and we would always recommend that they include some global exposure ass part of a balanced portfolio.”