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Media Advisory: September 17 Press Conference Call on CAQ’s New Main Street Investor Survey

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

WHAT: A new survey from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) shows that U.S. retail investors continue to have robust confidence in U.S. capital markets while becoming increasingly leery of those abroad. It also shows that the views of millennial investors for the most part mirror those of previous generations when it comes to confidence in U.S. capital markets.

Cindy Fornelli, the CAQ’s Executive Director, will highlight and detail these and other findings from the CAQ’s ninth annual Main Street Investor Survey, which measures retail investor confidence in U.S. capital markets, global capital markets, and audited financial information, as well as investing in publicly traded companies. 

The theme of the 2015 survey, the “Investor of the Future,” includes results from millennial investors—those between the ages of 18 and 34. 

WHO:  Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality

WHEN:  Thursday, September 17, 2015, 11:00 a.m.– noon ET 

DIAL-IN:  877.751.7354; conference ID 39855468 

All participants must register with Erica Hurtt (


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, DC, the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs. For more information, visit