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UK investors show heavy UK bias

UK investors are holding 81 per cent of their investments in UK equities, according to research carried out for Framlington by MORI.

MORI questioned 500 investors in November 2000 to reveal UK investors have an average 11 per cent holding in Europe but only 5 per cent in the US.

Framlington believes the research shows a lack in balance of investments. Framlington marketing director Craig Walton says: “Investors should not only plan for the future but also take a retrospective look at their investments, as unplanned and unbalanced portfolios can leave investors susceptible to unnecessary risks.”


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