The Forgotten Investor

Investors Tune out Financial Reforms Against Backdrop of Mistrust

2013

It has been more than three years since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, and it appears that individual investors couldn't care less. Or if they do, they have virtually no confidence that these changes will be effective. When it comes to priorities, half of investors say they spend more time reading free catalogs than reviewing their investment statements.

But just how pervasive is this disaffection? The Center for Applied Research sought to find out by speaking to more than 900 individual investors in the US.

This report captures the findings of those conversations and explores whether investors’ have an interest or confidence in financial reforms.

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When it comes to priorities, half of investors say they spend more time reading free catalogs than reviewing their investment statements.