The Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers says its latest survey of the ...
The average number of trades per day currently stands at 50,000, up from around 40,000 in August.
The kicker was events of 11 September, which forced investors to reconsider their positions across a number of areas, such as equities and bonds.
APCIMS says the figures lend support to the view that the financial services industry is spreading risk where possible, with stockbrokers also keen to gain income from their advice-based activities relating to ISAs, SIPPs and other products.
Other trends highlighted included the continueing demise of the online execution business, now accounting for just 20% of such trades, although the number of online clients continues to increase.
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