UK investors are keeping an open mind about the impact of Brexit, with a significant number seeing life outside the EU as an opportunity for investment– according to a report by Market Financial Solutions.
Their survey of 1,000 UK investors revealed that just 9% believe the triggering of Article 50 has derailed their plans for the next two years, with 39% viewing the next 24 months as good time for short-term investment.
With business rates set to increase by as much as 18% over the next five years, 37% of respondents currently view buy-to-let as an attractive investment, while 45% are now more open to other investment classes because of low interest rates.
Despite the relative optimism among those surveyed, 33% are only taking a short-term approach to investments – a signal of how politically and economically uncertain the UK is.
30% of investors said that during the next 24 months of Brexit negotiations they will consider alternative finance and short-term lending to execute a responsive investment strategy.
Paresh Raja, the CEO of MFS, said:
“UK investors have spoken loud and clear, signalling their intent to continuing pursuing investment opportunities during the two-year Brexit negotiations that are now underway. However, this research reveals that they are doing so with a more short-term and open-minded mentality, as investors seek different investment types to secure returns before the true effects of Brexit set in.”
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