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Barings: 70% of intermediaries worried about eurozone growth

Some 71 per cent of intermediaries see eurozone growth as one of the biggest macroeconomic challenges to investment growth over the next six months, according to research by Barings Asset Management.

The research shows 60 per cent of intermediaries remain concerned about over-leveraged economies such as Cyprus, while 62 per cent are concerned about unresolved US fiscal cliff issues.

Some 58 per cent say the UK economy will experience higher inflation, while 87 per cent say their clients are still concerned about the effect inflation is having on their cash investments.

Barings head of UK retail distribution Rod Aldridge says: “Considering the recent turmoil in the eurozone, it is unsurprising that intermediaries are concerned about overall global economic health.”

The reserach was carried out across 109 investment intermediaries.

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