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Tuesday, October 2 • 9:00am - 9:50am
B2a - Perceived versus Actual Investor Sophistication; A Behavioral Study

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This survey solicits information from individual investors on retirement and non-retirement account investments, actual level of investment sophistication, and self-perceived level of investment sophistication, along with many demographic variables. This study will investigate the relationship between actual and perceived investor sophistication to determine retirement preparedness of investors, as well as whether investors understand their level of financial preparedness. It is hypothesized that most investors are not as prepared for retirement nor as sophisticated investors as they believe. Additionally, it is hypothesized that there will be a difference in results related to age, education, and gender.

Author(s): Stuart Michelson and Sarah George

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Stuart Michelson

Roland & Sarah George Professor of Finance, Stetson University

Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Michigan 1B

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