One fifth of UK investors upping exposure to debt investments

44% are more focused on short-term debt investments

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One-fifth of UK investors are increasing their exposure to debt amid low interest rates and Brexit uncertainty, according to research from FJP Investment, which found this number climbs to 34% when 18-to-35 year-olds are considered in isolation.

However, the independent survey - which comprises 950 investors - discovered 44% of participants are more focused on short-term debt investments over this financial year due to both political and economic uncertainty; this figure rose to 68% among under 35s. "Worrying" debt trends: Is Italy the new Greece? While the survey found 40% of investors see debt investment as a positive way of supporting UK businesses that are in need of capital, 67% of respondents remain wary that borrowers will not be able to make their repayments. Jamie Johnson, CEO and founder of FJP Investment, said s...

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