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Equity fund investors stay calm

Investors in UK equity funds are remaining calm despite recent market volatility, according to research from Fidelity Investments.

The survey, carried out in September, shows that 44 per cent of IFA clients say they have not changed their view of the long-term benefits of investing in equities despite recent events in the US.

The survey of 1,000 UK adults also shows that 84 per cent of IFA clients intend to hold on to their investments despite recent market crashes compared with 73 per cent of direct investors.

Almost 19 per cent of people who had not invested in equities before said they intended to invest for the first time this tax year while 12 per cent of IFA clients said they still int-ended to invest more money this tax year.

Fidelity marketing director David Cowdell says: “The res-ults show that advisers are helping clients understand the nature of the stockmarket.”


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