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High net worth individuals to invest more in 2016

A new global poll, conducted by one the world's largest independent financial advisory organisations, has found that three quarters of high net worth individuals plan to increase contributions to their investment portfolios in the first half of 2016.

When the deVere Group asked, “Do you intend to invest more in the first six months of 2016?”, 76% of clients contacted said "Yes", 14% responded "No", and 10% did not yet know.

767 people with investable assets of £1m or more from countries including the UK, the U.S., Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Switzerland were surveyed in January 2016.

deVere Group offer specialist global financial solutions to international, local madd affluent, and high net worth clients and has a network of more than 70 offices, 80,000 clients, and $10bn under advisement, across the world.

Founder and chief executive of deVere Group, Nigel Green said: “The results of this poll clearly show high-net-worth individuals now have a strong appetite to use the cash that they have held in reserve to top up and diversify their investment portfolios.

“The survey overwhelmingly demonstrates that they are aware of the opportunities to buy high quality equities at the prices they want to pay. They are seeing more favourable choices to boost their portfolios for the longer-term. 

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“It is a sound investment strategy to put new cash to use in the market whilst prices are relatively low. Capitalising like this on the attractive long-term performance of stock markets is a time-honoured way that investors can successfully build wealth.”

He added: “No-one can predict exactly what the markets will do in the immediate future and it’s too early to say if this is or isn’t the bottom of the market. But our poll suggests that high-net-worth investors believe that it is close to the bottom and that there are major buying opportunities.”

The deVere CEO concluded: “It would appear that many high net worth individuals kept their powder dry during 2015, as the markets rose then fell and as we braced ourselves for the first Fed rate hike in almost a decade. But any qualms they might have had last year are now countered by more attractive prices."

“They are moving away from a preservation approach by diversifying their investment portfolios. As shown by decades of financial market data, this is the correct approach to risk management.”

 

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