Natixis Investment Managers surveyed 9,100 investors globally in September 2018, with the goal of understanding their views on the markets, investing and measuring progress toward their financial goals. Investors from 25 countries are represented in this, the ninth annual survey of individual investors.
One of the interesting findings was on trust of technology, which has been at the root of much rapid social change. While it has produced many positives in daily life, many individuals express
reservations. Cryptocurrencies are most squarely in the sights of skeptics, as almost half do not trust this new asset. Investors seem less suspicious of and willing to trust algorithms (37%), disruptive innovations (33%) and big data (35%).