Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Barclays: Wealthy Investors Call Market Bottom, Show Faith In Real Estate

In its latest "Wealth Insight Report" released this week, Barclays declared that global investors remain loyal to property as an asset class.

Barclays Wealth, the leading global wealth manager published this new global report which - for the first time since the start of the recession - reveals wealthy investors' attitudes towards residential and commercial property investment.

The report reveals renewed confidence in residential and commercial property:

  • Twice as many investors (35%) set to increase property allocation than decrease (17%) over next two years
  • Investor perception of property as an undervalued asset class and belief in better returns than other asset classes
  • Significant difference between property investment approach taken by men and women
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