Asset allocation among affluent investors changes dramatically depending on use of advice

Asset allocation among affluent investors changes dramatically depending on use of advice

Source: BlackRock Global Investor Pulse 2015

  • Our Investor Pulse survey found a significant difference in asset allocation among advised and non-adviser affluent investors: advised investors typically have more balanced portfolios
  • Advised investors say their ideal cash allocation is 30% - which matches up exactly with their actual cash allocation of 30%
  • Non-advised investors in the same group told us their ideal cash allocation was 35% - however, their actual allocation is 47%

Question for your clients

  • Does your cash allocation match up to your needs?

To help start the conversation:

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