Schroders: The cost of living crisis is forcing investors to change their investment plans

57% of clients were bearish

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Doug Abbott of Schroders Asset Management
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Doug Abbott of Schroders Asset Management

Investors are more worried about capital loss than they are about rising inflation and interest rates, according to Schroders’ latest UK Financial Adviser Pulse survey.

This latest instalment was conducted online between 4 May and 13 May 2022, meaning it did not capture the recent interest hikes from the Federal Reserve. Fed confirms aggressive inflation mandate with biggest interest rate hike since 1994 The results revealed that concerns about overall returns and the rising cost of living were having the biggest impact on investor sentiment at present, which has tipped to a majority bearish stance (57%). Back in the last instalment in November 2021, only 12% reported that their clients were bearish with the majority (41%) holding a bullish outlook. ...

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