Small private investors and their attitudes towards property fund investment

Phillips, David (2010) Small private investors and their attitudes towards property fund investment. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Property funds are a reasonably new phenomenon when compared to other investments such as stock market traded equities, and as such are not the traditional route for an investor to take when looking to invest their relatively small amounts of capital. This dissertation has sought to find out exactly how small investors behave, what they look for from their investments and the factors which influence their choice of investment, applying the knowledge gained from this research to understand how all of these factors affect their view of property funds. The research carried out consists of questionnaires distributed to investors around the London Financial District and interviews with two independent financial advisors. The data from the questionnaires is broken down into risk tolerance and age categories with a view to find patterns of those who are more open to investing in property funds. It is found that investors are wary of property fund investment, though those with a high risk tolerance are significantly more likely to invest in property funds than those with a low risk tolerance and as the research has shown, it is primarily the young investors who are more open to high risk ventures and by extension, property fund investment.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1003

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