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.”
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.
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.”