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When investors worldwide talk about money, what dominates the conversation? Where do they see opportunity and where do they see peril? How different are they from country to country?
The Legg Mason Global Investment Survey 2014 saw variation from market-to-market based on local economic conditions and cultural norms, particularly in attitudes about the future and the willingness to invest outside of their home country. The portrait of the global investor that emerged is consistent with an investment landscape that has yet to fully absorb the legacy of the 2008 financial crisis.
Survey methodology: 4320 investors in 20 markets were surveyed between Dec. 10 2013 and Jan. 10 2014; 500 in the US and 200 in each other market. Respondents were required to have a minimum of $200K in investable assets to participate; half of respondents in each country had $1 million+ in investable assets. Global investor figures are composites based on weighted average of country-specific findings, weighted by relative incidence of qualified investors in each country. Survey conducted by Northstar Research Partners. For more details, consult our 2014 Global Summary Report.
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