The State Street Investor Confidence Index, while remaining below neutral territory of 100, rose 6.5 points in March to 98.3. In March 2010, however, it stood at 107.4.

In North America, confidence rose 10.5 points to 103.0. In Asia, confidence increased by 8.7 points to 100.2, but in Europe, the risk appetite declines 15.0 points to 64.3.

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