Institutional investors — including executives at pension funds, foundations, endowments and sovereign wealth funds — as well as investment managers and investment consultants are being surveyed.
Results will be published July 23. There is still time to participate - the survey closes June 15. Follow this link.
'The idea behind the survey: If investors better understand their and others' long-term investment beliefs, they can better identify the hard-to-pinpoint risk and return opportunities that generate long-term outperformance.
Gordon Clark, Halford Mackinder professor of geography at Oxford's Centre for the Environment, Oxford, England, said of the survey: “We feel that not only will the end knowledge gleaned from this research be of use to institutional investors' objectives in responsible long-term investing, but also the self-criticality entailed in answering the survey questions will help you cast your own understanding of markets in a completely new light.”
In addition to more general questions about their investment beliefs, those surveyed are asked about passive investing, risk premiums, contrarian investing and rules-based strategies.
An analysis of the results will be done by Oxford's research team, under Mr. Clark's leadership.
Survey responses are anonymous.'