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“No. Both are equally appropriate, depending on clients&#39 circumstances and attitude to risk.”

Tim Purdon, Paladin Financial Services

“Yes, property can be a difficult investment to realise.”

Alan Smith,Adrian Smith & Partners

“Yes – at the moment, property is a bandwagon and usually by the time you have seen a bandwagon you have missed it.”

Alex Campbell,Campbell Harrison

“Yes, I firmly agree. Clients need to diversify their portfolio but they should be looking at equities.”

Mark Hattersley Professional Advisory Services, Miles Hendy

“No. It is all horses for courses. You cannot make a judgement like this, it always depends on the client. I am sure there are all sorts of reasons why the HBOS chief executive would favour equities.”

Robin Snaith,FD Phillips

“Yes. Equities are more liquid but it is good to have a broad mix of asset classes.”

Nigel Porter,John Henshall Financial Services

“Yes and no, depending when you buy it. At this time, yes, equities are better but five years ago, the answer would have been no.”

Clifford Garcka,Walker Crips Weddle Beck

“It depends. A pension portfolio is like everything else, it should be sufficiently diversified to suit the client&#39s needs.”

Jonathan White,JF White

yes 50%

no 25%

maybe 25%

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