According to Federated Investors' 2013 Investor Mindset Survey, high-net-worth investors will begin making a decisive shift in their portfolios over the next 12 months with 24% planning to invest more in equities over the next year versus only 10% for bonds.

Investors have been cautious since the market events of 2008, but the survey may signal the end of this cautious approach as nearly four times as many high-net-worth investors plan to add equity and strategies balanced between equities and fixed income to their portfolios as compared to bonds. In addition to investors, the survey indicates that advisors are even more likely than investors to be focused on equities as their recommended approach over the next year.

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