Quilter research identifies four different types of investors

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After research found a number of alarming investor behaviours during the market crashes of February and March, Quilter has identified four types of investor as people try to take advantage of falling markets. Quilter's data found that an investor that does nothing during a market crash would have seen an average global equity fund increase 2.68% year-to-date, compared to heavy losses trying to mitigate the pain. Investors who tried to shelter from the pain by moving to cash before reinvesting suffered greatest, with 2020 returns still in negative territory. Those who waited for markets t...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.