Connection Capital's Claire Madden: Private investor sentiment needs a boost post-election

'No election-driven bounce'

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A general election is an opportunity for change, but continued concerns over the economy, geopolitical risks, the tax regime, inflation and interest rates are causing many private investors to feel underwhelmed about the outlook ahead.

Some are sitting on substantial cash reserves built up since the pandemic and are keen to deploy it in highly-generating investment opportunities, knowing that it is important to remain invested. But is now a good time? And where are the most attractive opportunities? When we conducted research among our high net worth investor clients in the run-up to polling day, exactly half of respondents said they felt the same as they did last year about investing in public or private companies, while the rest were equally split between feeling more confident and less confident. 'There is no tim...

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