We decided to find out, and the results of our European Income Investing Study 2018/19 are now available.
To provide a comprehensive view, we carried out market research across eight European countries, gathering information from almost 5,000 private investors.
The need to generate income from investment portfolios has gained in significance over the last three years, as expressed by 86% of European investors.
To satisfy this need, 41% of European investors are willing to take more risks, and a majority is preferring growth strategies to capital protection.
Only 35% of European investors have well-defined financial plans, but 70% are open to more financial advice.
Read the full European Income Investing Study 2018/19.
Goals for investments are as varied as people’s individual aspirations. What do many people have in common? 65% of European investors don’t have a clear financial plan to help them achieve their goals1.
Don’t know where to start when it comes to income strategies? 70% of European investors are open to receiving more professional advice1.
One Europe, one investment horizon? This is not the case: European investors have an average investment time horizon of 6.9 years1, but there are significant variations from country to country.
1 All European respondents. Overall sample = 4,970.