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One in three portfolios not diversified enough, says Invesco

One in three investors admit their portfolio is not diversified enough, according to research commissioned by Invesco Perpetual.

The research – conducted by NOP Research Group – reveals that 35 per cent of investors do not believe their portfolios have enough spread. However, just one in four – 26 per cent – intend to make changes to their portfolio in 2003.

Chief executive Mike Webb says: “This is worrying considering that the last three years of stockmarket falls have brought the need to diversify assets into stark relief. Even people with modest with a modest portfolio should review regularly.”


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Trustees turning to Advisers

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Mark Page: “A good time to be a European fund manager”

With European markets picking up in early 2015, Mark Page, Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager, discusses the ‘macro’ drivers and whether the improvements are sustainable. Largely driven by economic stimulus by the European Central Bank, European stockmarkets have performed strongly so far in 2015. Mark discusses the relative merits and sustainability of ECB policy with […]


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