An exclusive survey of UK-based investors commissioned by Shojin has revealed a positive outlook for alternative investments amid growing concerns over the state of the economy:
• A third of UK retail investors (33%) are more inclined to look beyond traditional investment assets amid concerns over the government’s economic policy
• Recessionary fears are increasing the appeal of alternative assets for 30% of investors
• 60% say it is hard to determine the best way to gain access to alternative investments
Shojin is an FCA-regulated online real estate investment platform that lowers the barriers to entry for individuals across the globe looking to access institutional-grade real estate investment opportunities in the UK.
About the research
The market research was carried out between 17th and 22nd November 2022 among 2,000 UK adults via an online survey by independent market research agency Opinium - a member of the Market Research Society (MRS) Company Partner Service, whose code of conduct and quality commitment it strictly adheres to. Its MRS membership means that it adheres to strict guidelines regarding all phases of research, including research design and data collection; communicating with respondents; conducting fieldwork; analysis and reporting; data storage. The data sample of 2,000 UK adults is fully nationally representative. This means the sample is weighted to ONS criteria so that the gender, age, social grade, region and city of the respondents corresponds to the UK population as a whole. Within this sample, 721 respondents had investment portfolios worth in excess of £10,000 – this includes all assets from bonds and currencies to commodities and stocks and shares but excludes any savings, pensions and property that is used as their primary residency.