The comparison site found that 64 per cent of 100 customers polled would not seek advice before making a decision about where to invest their money.
Thirty seven per cent said that going forward they were most likely to invest in structured products, with just 22 per cent saying they would look at cash investments.
The research shows that 51 per cent of those polled believe high returns are the most important investment element, compared to 34 per cent who state safety as more important.
Fair Investment Company head of investment and pension research George Ladds says: “This research simply backs up the general feeling amongst private investors. Many feel let down by advisers who have not provided an adequate service and are starting to take matters into their own hands.”