Bonds, structured products, mutual funds and cash lead the way

More than half of the IFAs surveyed are recommending all four options, with 70% of them promoting bonds and 50-60% suggesting the wisdom of investing in the other three asset classes. Around 5% were being offered hedge funds and 20% direct equity investments.

Over 50% of the IFAs recommend less than five structured products per year to investors, although 40% say they are more likely to recommend this investment type to clients now, given the economic climate. Between 15-20% recommend 5-10 struct

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