Investors turn to real estate and crypto as low interest rates persist

Those surveyed by NexGen had a portfolio of at least £10,000, excluding primary property, savings and pensions

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Record low interest rates are pushing investors towards alternative assets, with retail and cryptocurrencies among the most popular.

Research from NexGen Cloud showed 43% of UK investors are more likely to consider alternative investments to make their money work harder during this low interest rate period. A fifth of investors' current portfolios are weighted more towards alternative investments than traditional assets, with 23% saying alternative investments will form a key part of their financial strategy in the coming 12 months. Partner Insight: How are low interest rates impacting homeowners, savers and retirees? Real estate was found to be the most popular alternative asset among the 889 UK investors surve...

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