Investor Readiness for Better Investing
This study confirms that BC investors need to learn more about investment fees, including the types of fees they pay and how much they pay their advisor. It also showed that investors with smaller portfolios are less informed, less satisfied, and less likely to communicate with their advisors.
Smarter Investor Study: BC Report
Findings from the national Smarter Investor Study from the BC Report showed that while most British Columbians agree they have responsibilities when it comes to investing, many neglect those responsibilities.
National Smarter Investor Study
In this study of 2,407 Canadians, the BCSC generates new understanding and insight into client knowledge and perceptions about investing among Canadians aged 35 and older, with a particular emphasis on probing their relationship with advisors in more detail than in the past. The study also introduces a new lens for understanding investing behaviour — personality.
British Columbia Investment Fraud Vulnerability Insights
This study goes beyond an examination of overall levels of vulnerability by testing a key example of each of the think, feel, and do principles, showing that each has its own distinct impact on vulnerability to investment fraud.
National Investment Fraud Vulnerability Report
This study looks past trust and examines who is most vulnerable to fraudulent investment offers and what triggers would motivate them to invest in one.
The 21st Century Investor Survey
This research focuses on the “Silver Tsunami”, a large group of Canadians who are currently in transition from working to retiring. Findings from the survey served as the main focus of the BCSC’s 2008 Capital Ideas conference.
Investment Attitudes: Focus on Chinese-Language Investors
An investor survey focused on Metro Vancouver’s Chinese-language residents, which found that some of their attitudes toward investing could put them at risk of falling victim to investment fraud.
Eron Mortgage Study
The BCSC commissioned Professor Neil Boyd, a Simon Fraser University criminology expert, to conduct a systematic study of the Eron Mortgage fraud that saw thousands of investors lose most of the $240-million invested in the scheme that operated from 1993 to 1997.