Taiwan investors set most ambitious goals: survey
Taiwanese investors rank No. 1 in the world in terms of expectations of returns on investments, according to a survey conducted by Legg Mason Global Asset Management.
Investors in Taiwan are on average seeking a 10.6-percent rate of return. The actual rate of return, however, is 7.3 percent, and the expectation gap of 3.3 percent is greater than the global average of 2.4 percent.
The survey also found
local investors exhibit a more conservative investment attitude. Up to 72 percent claim to be very or somewhat conservative, well above the 59-percent global average.
Investors in Taiwan are increasingly looking beyond their home market for investment options, said Lennie Lim, Legg Mason’s managing director and regional head in Asia. About 83 percent of investors intend to focus on international investments in the next year.
Almost nine in ten investors hold foreign income producing investments, the second highest number in the world after Hong Kong. With regards to the top investment destinations, China, the U.S. and Japan are the most favored.
Interestingly, while the majority of Taiwan investors are interested in mainland China, the interest is not reciprocated as only four percent of Chinese investors view Taiwan as the top investment market in the next 12 months.
The survey was conducted on a total of 200 local investors, whose investable assets average US$1.6 million and an average age of 50.