IFAs ignore hedge funds and soft commodities


More than half of independent financial advisors (IFAs) in the UK recommend structured products linked to property markets, but only a minority consider products tied to hedge funds or commodities, according to research from the investment protection arm of Barclays Wealth.

Of the 180 IFAs surveyed, only 5% would consider a product tied to a hedge fund or a product linked to a soft commodity such as oil, due to their perceived volatility. Just 7% said they would consider hard commodities like

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