Investor Confidence Research's main research objectives are to:
- Measure the level of confidence the public has in the New Zealand financial markets;
- Measure perceptions and awareness of the FMA;
- Capture the level of understanding of diversification and risk/return trade-off.
The 2021 Investor Confidence Survey found 72% of investors are confident in the country’s financial markets, up from 66% in 2020, following a significant rebound in financial market performance from COVID-19.
Key insights from the survey included:
- investors are increasingly showing a preference for shares while term deposits decline in popularity
- among share investors, 6 in 10 used DIY investment platforms to buy shares
- among a quarter of investors who increased or made new investments, 43% bought shares through an online investing platform
- investor confidence in the regulation of New Zealand’s financial markets remained steady at 67%
- among those who received investment materials, 63% said the materials helped them to make an informed decision
Download the Investor Confidence Survey Results 2021, PDF