With economic and political uncertainty more investors are turning to property, Butterfield Mortgages Limited (BML) has found.
Some 61% of investors believe traditional assets like property are best positioned to deliver stable and secure returns during the current political uncertainty.
A fifth (20%) said they plan to increase the amount of money they have invested in real estate in 2020. Property is the second most common asset for investors (41%).
Alpa Bhakta, chief executive of BML, said: “In this era of political uncertainty, investors are rallying towards traditional asset classes like property, which are historically resilient and able to hold their value in times of transitions.
“The fact a significant proportion of investors are planning to increase investment into property in 2020 shows that despite Brexit, demand for real estate remains resoundingly strong.
“Interestingly, the factors influencing financial strategies are also changing – on top of security and stability, investors are also taking into account the environmental and social impact of their investments.
“This will evidently be an important trend over the coming years and is something both financial services firms and advisers will need to pay attention to in 2020.”
Some 42% are holding off making any major investment decisions until Brexit has been resolved.