The first wave of the research, also known as the Friends Investor Attitudes report and for which ICM has been commissioned to interview savers in the three areas, found differing attitudes to risk.
Investors, who were polled between late April and early May, were most positive about the prospects for markets in Singapore and least upbeat in the UAE.
While those willing to take on significant investment risk were in the minority of respondents in all three territories, people in Hong Kong were the most willing to take a gamble, with 21% of people preferring high risk, high return products.
Gold was found to be the most trusted form of investment among all respondents, followed by cash, equities, property, currency markets, collectables and bonds.
In terms of sources of investment advice, friends and family was top pick across the three areas at 51%, while 48% of those surveyed answered financial adviser to this question.
Jonathan Hall, general manager and director, FPI, said: "We hope to be able to identify trends, listen to what people are saying and use that information to help us build the products our customers need."
To see a full copy of the report visit www.fpinternational.com