CME Group recently collaborated with Pensions & Investments (P&I) to survey the attitudes and allocation preferences of today’s institutional investors, given the current market environment and the use of alternative investment strategies.
The results revealed a potential disconnect between investor concerns about generating returns and their increasingly defensive mood. Institutional investors are facing many tangible risks, with geopolitical risks increasing, potential recession signs arising, cracks showing in a spectacular equity market bull run, high debt levels and signals of a shift into a high volatility regime.
But asset allocation strategies don’t appear to reflect those concerns – yet. Many respondents seem to be trying to play offense and defense simultaneously. See what institutional investors say about this disconnect, and what could trigger a shift.