The Financial Services Users Group (FSUG) has launched a survey to measure perspectives on crowdfunding across the European Union. The FSUG is a “consultative group” for the Commission and is targeting investor opinion regarding both debt and equity crowdfunding platforms. The notice of the survey was distributed by Barbara Gabor, European Commission, DG FISMA on behalf of Nikos Daskalakis.
While there have been other pan-European crowdfunding studies, most notably the Cambridge University research, this may be the first to gauge investor interest. The project is originating from the DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA). The submissions will remain anonymous and the results will be made publicly available following the completion of the survey.
Two different questionnaires have been constructed, one for equity and one for lending. Both questionnaires are available in six languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Estonian.
The links to the debt and equity surveys are below: