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Media Advisory: CAQ’s Eighth Annual Main Street Investor Survey

Monday, October 6, 2014

WHATA new survey from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) shows surging investor confidence in U.S. capital markets, stock exchanges, and public companies. Cindy Fornelli, the Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), will highlight these findings from the CAQ’s Eighth Annual Main Street Investor Survey. Conducted since 2007, the annual poll measures retail investor confidence in U.S. capital markets, global capital markets, and audited financial information, as well as investing in publicly traded companies. This year’s report contains many interesting findings in these categories and more. The theme of the 2014 survey is risk. In addition to discussing core confidence measures, Fornelli will detail which industries investors perceive as the safest, what they view as the greatest risks to their investment portfolio, and what this all could mean for the future of capital markets.

WHO: Hosted by the Center for Audit Quality

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. ET 

WHERE: Media roundtable via conference call

All media participants must register with Erica Hurtt, ( to obtain dial-in information.


About the CAQ

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous, nonpartisan public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, D.C., the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs. For more information, visit