IFAs shy away from hedge fund and commodity underlyings

Of the 180 IFAs surveyed, only 5% of advisers would consider a product tied to a hedge fund or a product linked to a soft commodity such as oil. Just 7 per cent said they would consider hard commodities like copper and zinc. “Products linked to commodities and hedge funds are far less popular, which I suspect reflects many advisers’ reluctance to recommend those asset classes, whether their exposure is protected or not,” says Colin Dickie, director, Barclays Wealth.

Over 50% of IFAs said they

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