Summary of Innovations in Long-Term Capital Management

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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.

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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.



The professional investment community – consisting of asset owners, such as pension funds and insurers; professional asset managers; regulators; and financial intermediaries, such as consultants and advisers – is facing a postcrisis landscape in which the traditional rules of asset allocation no longer necessarily lead to long-term wealth appreciation. Faced with slow global growth and low interest rates, institutional asset owners in particular are developing new frameworks for capturing returns for their beneficiaries. For decades, investment professionals ...

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