September 1, 2015

2015 Main Street Investor Survey

The CAQ's Main Street Investor Survey gauges investor confidence in U.S. capital markets, global capital markets, audited financial information, and investing in U.S. publicly traded companies. In 2015, the ninth edition of the survey, 73 percent of investors expressed confidence in U.S. capital markets, holding steady from 2014 levels and up 12 percentage points from the post-crisis low. Investors also expressed strong levels of confidence regarding key players in the financial system including external auditors, independent audit commitees, financial advisors, and stock exchanges. With a theme of "The Investor of the Future," this edition of the Main Street Investor Survey focused on millennials, those aged between 18 and 34.