Investor confidence has not plummeted to the extent expected given the state of economic markets, according to the IMA's second bi-annual Great British Investor report.
The IMA uses its own scale - the IMA GB Investor Confidence Index - to measure these dips. Confidence slipped to 71, on a scale of 0-200, where the higher number indicates the greater confidence. This is only a seven point fall from May, when confidence levels stood at 78.
Richard Saunders, IMA chief executive, says: "Investors are less confident than they were in May. This is not surprising. What does surprise me is the resilience of investors given the severity of the events in the market between May and November. A significant number clearly see opportunities, particularly for the longer term."
The survey - which includes interviews with 3,004 investors - finds confidence had slipped most amongst the adventurous and casual investors, whilst discerning and cautious investor confidence is broadly stable.
It also notes 44% of investors believe risks should be taken if there is potential to make a good return, while 38% believe the current conditions will create opportunities for investment.
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