Investors are increasingly turning to equities as a result of the ongoing decline in cash interest rates, a survey has found. Over a quarter (27%) of ISA investors surveyed said they intended to increase their exposure to equities as a direct consequence of the returns on cash plummeting to record lows, according to Barclays Wealth. Despite the ongoing volatility in the markets, almost two thirds (63%) of investors predicted shares would be the asset class that generated the best returns in the coming year. "Our research shows cash is no longer king," said Barbara-Ann King, head of investment strategy. Almost half of those polled said they had already invested their full ISA allowance for the current tax year
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