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Investor confidence up in May, IMA stats

Investor confidence turned positive last month up 35 points since last November, according to statistics from the Investment Management Association.

In May the IMA GB investor confidence index reached 106 on a scale of 0 – 200, 100 being neutral.

Meanwhile the IMA GB investor intentions index was 99 on a scale of 0 – 200, 100 being neutral up 10 points over the last six months.

The IMA says the YouGov cross-section of 4,396 investors shows investors on the whole are neutral about putting money into new investments.

IMA chief executive Richard Saunders says: “These findings suggest that investors are feeling more optimistic about the investment market than they did six months ago although they are still cautious about re-entering it.

“This improved mood is consistent with IMA sales statistics which show modest net retail inflows into equity funds over the last two months, but much healthier ones into corporate bond funds over the last six months.”

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