Savers Feel Forced to Invest But Not on Home Turf

Investor confidence is back at pre-crisis levels, but it appears to be the result of a stick rather than a carrot

Holly Cook 18 March, 2013 | 11:40AM

UK investors have been forced into buy mode but they’re no longer looking to spend at home, instead they’re shunning UK shares in favour of emerging markets opportunities.

23% of survey participants favour the higher-risk, higher-promise profile of emerging market investments

These findings, confirmed by a recent survey of Morningstar.co.uk users in partnership with the Association of Investment Companies, represents a switch away from domestic stocks on the back of a stock market rally that has seen the FTSE 100 return to pre-financial crisis levels.

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