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Investor Research

The opinions and attitudes of Canadian investors help shape many of IFIC’s policy positions.

Every year since 2006 we have sponsored a survey by the independent research firm, Pollara, of 1,000 or more Canadian mutual fund investors on everything from their confidence in funds to help them meet their investment goals to how much money they first invested.

The important insights gleaned from the results help us to understand the possible impact on investors of proposed regulations and to share that knowledge with our regulators.

We also seek credible, unbiased research from other third-party sources, some of which is included below.


Canadian Mutual Fund Investor Survey

The 13th wave of Pollara's telephone survey of mutual fund investors in Canada. The study was initiated to better understand Canadian mutual fund holders, to identify their attitudes, opinions, needs, expectations and behaviours and to track these over time.

IFIC Brondesbury Group Investor Survey – Anatomy of Advice (November 2017)

The survey aims to understand what financial services clients mean by "advice" and how this may evolve and differ under a variety of circumstances.

IFIC Pollara Investor Survey (September 2016)

IFIC Pollara Investor Survey (October 2015)

IFIC Pollara Investor Survey (October 2014)

Annual survey of mutual fund investors

IFIC Pollara Investor Survey (October 2013)

IFIC Pollara Investor Survey (October 2012)

IFIC Pollara Investor Survey (October 2011)

IFIC Pollara Investor Survey (August 2010)