Certitude Global Investing Intentions Index

October 2014

Current index: 168 About the Index

The Certitude Global Investing Intentions Index measures Australian investors’ current appetite for investing in overseas assets

The index is based on: Australian actively engaged investors (investors who have assets in addition to home and compulsory super); the relative proportion of investors intending to increase their exposure to overseas assets over the next quarter, relative to those intending to decrease overseas exposure; and figures above 100 indicate more prospective ‘buyers’ than ‘sellers’ of overseas assets.

This survey data was collected in October 2014 via online surveys (you can also view previous months’ CGIII results:).

Key Findings

#1
The CGIII dropped from 177 in September to 168 in October. This is the lowest level since February.

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#2
The CGIII for high net worth investors (those with $1 million or more to invest) increased from 176 in September to 181 in October.

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#3
25% of investors cited market volatility as the biggest barrier to investing overseas, up from 17% last month, and 29% said they weren’t interested, up from 21% last month.

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#4
The proportion of investors interested in equities for their overseas exposure decreased by 4% pts in October, to 81%.

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#5
The percentage of investors looking to invest overseas in the next three months remained steady at 37%.

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KEY FINDING #1

The CGIII dropped from 177 in September to 168 in October. This is the lowest level since February.

KEY FINDING #2

The CGIII for high net worth investors (those with $1 million or more to invest) increased from 176 in September to 181 in October.

KEY FINDING #3

25% of investors cited market volatility as the biggest barrier to investing overseas, up from 17% last month, and 29% said they weren’t interested, up from 21% last month.

KEY FINDING #4

The proportion of investors interested in equities for their overseas exposure decreased by 4% pts in October, to 81%.

KEY FINDING #5

The percentage of investors looking to invest overseas in the next three months remained steady at 37%.

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