Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) today announced the launch of an investment literacy survey. ADX has issued a questionnaire to assess the investment knowledge and understanding of UAE-based active and early-stage investors. The questionnaire results will be used to create an investor literacy index, and provide a demographic analysis and results on which improved market awareness campaigns and investor education programs can be constructed.
The results will allow an assessment of the differing needs of society in relation to investor literacy. The survey results will enable ADX to establish benchmarks for various groups in society, allowing market awareness campaigns tailored to the individual needs of those groups. For example, these will focus on the needs of different age groups and investor locations. This initiative supports the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and ADX will shape its educational material towards investor strengths and weaknesses. ADX will also cooperate with universities, colleges and accredited training bodies to support them as they align their education curricula and training programs to meet the demands arising from the Economic Vision 2030 which aims to make Abu Dhabi a regional financial centre.
Tom Healy, ADX Chief Executive, said, “We are delighted to launch this initiative which we believe will make a substantial, long-term contribution to the development of Abu Dhabi society, one of the main driving forces of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.”
“The survey is dynamic and results will be reported as soon as demographic and survey sampling criteria are met. When established, we aim to report an updated index and findings twice yearly,” commented Rashed Al Baloushi, Deputy Chief Executive.
The survey process is in Arabic and English and is available to any active or early stage investor or student via the following email link: (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=uG3mnVzXo4rrsPiIxqBGaA_3d_3d)
The survey can also be accessed via the ADX website www.adx.ae