The 2020 Investor Confidence Survey was split into three parts. Part 1 largely focused on general investor confidence, investor profile and activity, the usefulness of investment materials, and confidence in regulation. Part 2 focused on the impacts of COVID-19, including investors’ outlook, future plans for investments, investment changes due to COVID-19, and implications for KiwiSaver. Part 3 is about New Zealanders’ experiences with scams.
Investor Confidence Research 2020 – part three
More than one in five New Zealanders aged 18 or over have been approached about a potential investment scam in the past, with men and seniors most likely to have been targeted. Nearly half have been approached about Cryptocurrency, making this the most common type of scam, followed by investment software packages and seminars which around one-third have been approached about. Download Investor Confidence Research 2020 (Part Three) PDF.
Investor Confidence Research 2020 – part two
The majority (60%) of investors experienced losses as a result of COVID-19 and around half were concerned about the impact from COVID-19 on their personal financial situation. However, investor outlook remains positive with the survey finding that most Kiwis (71%) were optimistic that the pandemic will pass eventually and markets will recover with time. Nearly a quarter (23%) were planning to increase existing investments or make new investments in the year ahead. Download Investor Confidence Research 2020 (Part Two) PDF.
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Investor Confidence Research 2020 – part one
This year, the survey found two-thirds of investors (66%) were confident in New Zealand’s financial markets, in line with 65% of investors last year, despite the volatility caused by COVID-19. The survey also found that investors are feeling better informed and more confident that markets are effectively regulated. Download Investor Confidence Research 2020 (Part One) PDF.
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