Evolution of the financial behavior of French people with the economic crisis 2016

This statistic presents the financial investment behavior of French people following the financial crisis in September 2016. At that time, 65 percent of French respondents who had changed their investment behavior following the financial crisis said they were more involved in the management of their savings.

Behavior of French financial investors following the financial crisis in September 2016

Share of respondents
More involvement in savings management65%
More regular news on financial news59%
Investments in less risky products57%
Investments other than financial investments43%
Reduction in the number of financial institutions with which they were customers26%
Distribution of savings in a larger number of financial institutions25%
change for more liquid products23%
Investments in riskier products16%
Change of contact to take a more specialized advisor15%
Do not pronounce2%
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Release date

September 2016



Survey time period

September 1-14, 2016

Number of respondents

300 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The 300 people surveyed are wealthy French people holding securities or life insurance, with a level of non-real estate financial wealth of more than 30,000 euros and intending to make a financial investment within two years or having a rental property.
The question was formulated by the source as follows: "De quelle façon la crise financière (libellé 2010/2011) / cette évolution (libellé 2014/2013/2012/2011) a-t-elle modifié vos comportements de placements ?". This question was asked of those who reported having changed their investment behavior.

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