Institutional investors show cautious optimism in economy

A recent survey has revealed that around 40 per cent of the UK’s institutional investors are currently optimistic about the state of the country’s economy as it emerges from the recent lockdown.

The research undertaken found that while close to half of respondents were confident that they could achieve their longer-term financial goals in the next three-to-five years, around 24 per cent were less sure that, post-pandemic, they would be able to meet shorter-term objectives.

The survey also uncovered that over 57 per cent of all institutional investors taking part agreed that some UK industries would not be able to recover. Over 47 per cent believed that COVID-19 had created new investment opportunities, however, around 35 per cent felt that the current markets don’t reflect the pandemic’s long-term impact on the economy.

Businesses and private citizens seeking independent financial advice in Chester, Birmingham and other parts of the UK can look to professional wealth management firms for a second opinion on their current portfolio. Providing an unbiased eye on all asset classes selected, they can assess if portfolios are still operating within their original parameters and meeting client expectations.

When requested to list their main concerns for the coming 12 months, around 68 per cent of the UK’s institutional investors confirmed their fears of a world-wide recession, while 52 per cent were worried about market asset bubbles potentially forming.

Perhaps not unexpectedly, 55 per cent of respondents highlighted higher figures for unemployment and 48 per cent fears of increasing government deficits.

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