- Anxiety is adversely impacting client investment decisions:
- Consumers place higher value on investment certainty than returns:
- Advisors are seeking alternatives to fixed income amid rising interest rates:
- Equity Value Funds and corporate bond products provide greater clarity for clients:
On the other hand, seventy-three percent of respondents indicated that clients were least apprehensive about equity value fund products and 68 percent cited corporate bond fund products as the least concerning.“Anxiety creates a tendency among clients to focus on negative information and, in some cases, seek it out to support their fears and concerns,” said Vernon Meyer, Chief Investment Officer at Hartford Funds. “We arm advisors with the tools they need to educate clients about market realities and the changing economic environment to temper overall investing anxiety. Illustrating how past cycles or events have generally resulted positively can help encourage long-term thinking and make the case for a diversified and balanced portfolio.” The survey of 128 financial advisors was fielded in-person between September 18, 2013 and November 5, 2013. It was executed by Hartford Funds. About Hartford Funds Founded in 1996, Hartford Funds is a leading provider of mutual funds and 529 college savings plans. The Company offers a broad range of actively managed strategies designed to provide solutions for a variety of investment needs. Hartford Funds has total assets under management of $66.8 billion as of September 30, 2013 (excluding assets used in certain annuity products). Hartford Funds are sub-advised by Wellington Management, a leading investment advisor. For more information about the fund family, visit www.hartfordfunds.com. All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. You should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of Hartford Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus or summary prospectus, which can be obtained from your investment representative or by calling 888-843-7824. Please read them carefully before you invest or send money. Hartford Funds are underwritten and distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC. Hartford Funds is a subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
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