Investment professionals managed approximately $74 trillion in assets internationally in 2014. This large wealth pool, the equivalent of global annual GDP, encompasses retirement portfolios, insurance company investments, foundation funds and the savings of millions of people. Due to slow worldwide growth and low interest rates, the asset management community is grappling with how to generate yield while maintaining an appropriate long-term risk posture. In an astute narrative, based on a sampling of asset owners and managers, the World Economic Forum posits that the investment community needs to reorient its proposition toward a more active investing methodology. getAbstract recommends this authoritative report to financial professionals and investors.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the current investment climate is changing the attitudes of asset owners, such as pension fund and insurers;
- Why institutional investors are taking a more active role; and
- How new methodologies are affecting the investment value chain.
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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization that engages leaders of business, politics, academia and society to improve the state of the world.