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According to this 2017 survey of institutional investors by the Economist Intelligence Unit, new technologies, a seven-year bull market in equities and basement-level bond yields are just some of the issues North American asset managers must grapple with in 2018. These investors report that their most significant challenge, however, lies in dealing with political and regulatory uncertainty. The institutions’ responses to this environment of political inscrutability reveal some savvy approaches to navigating unforeseeable risks. getAbstract recommends this expert, albeit uneven, report to investors and financial professionals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What challenges North American institutional investors face in 2018, and
  • How these investors adjusted strategies and portfolio allocations to respond to current risks.

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In mid-2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed 143 institutional investors based in North America to understand how they were handling risks to their assets under management. Some 64% of the participants were pension funds, with corporate treasuries, endowments and sovereign wealth funds rounding out the list of respondents. These executives cited several important concerns, such as risk mispricing, investment diversification and market volatility.

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