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Don&#39t rush out of equities, says Dresdner fund manager

Private investors looking for income should be considering equities rather than bonds, according to Dresdner RCM UK Equity Income Trust fund manager Nigel Lanning.

Lanning argues that private investors should not follow some pension funds in switching out of equities, as pension funds have to do so for specific actuarial reasons.

Lanning says: “For longer term investors, I would argue that current valuations mean that rarely has it been so potentially advantageous to invest in quality high yielding UK equities as an alternative to gilt-edged securities.”

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