Three quarters of investors have no faith in Theresa May

Only 27 per cent of investors say they have faith in Prime Minister Theresa May’s capability to promote investment value as part of a post-Brexit government, according to a new survey.

The survey of 1,000 UK investors, conducted by IW Capital, found 44 per cent believed Brexit would have a positive impact on their investment strategy in 2017.

IW Capital chief executive Luke Davis says: “In 2016, the UK experienced a number of historic political events, the true impact of which is now beginning to emerge more clearly in the investment arena.

“In a year of firsts, where sizeable political shifts made a notable impression across many financial markets, investor sentiment within the private sector has remained resilient.”

The survey also found that 44 per cent of investors were worried about the impact of US president Donald Trump on their investments and one in ten investors feel the shock political events of 2016 will influence their investment decision this year more than any other factor.

Survey participants held between £10,000 and £250,000 in investments.