Survey of investment risk: HIA input requested

In accord with the educational mission of Houston Investors Association, the board of directors endorses the following student research survey and encourages HIA members to participate

  Dear Members of the Houston Investors Association,

Greetings!  My name is Christopher Mathey, I would like to thank the HIA Board and members for agreeing to participate in my graduate studies survey.  I am a graduate student of economic sociology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  I am currently working on my Thesis, which will test whether social networks and behavioral norms cause money managers to share a common definition of investment risk.  Part of the research process includes administering a confidential and anonymous survey instrument that takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. 

The survey—administered through the online survey tool, Survey Monkey—and the directions for filling out the survey are found by clicking on the following link:

The survey is straight-forward and the directions are simple.  Please use your experience when answering questions.  Since no identifying questions are asked that could link you with your responses, please answer each question honestly so as to maintain the integrity of the research.

Lastly, I extend a sincere thank-you to the members who choose to participate in this research.  Without your input, the research will not happen.  Therefore, humbly, thank you.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments—my contact information is listed below.

With best wishes,

Christopher Mathey
MA Candidate, University of Houston-Clear Lake
(413) 824-9799