Multi-asset investing set to grow reveals ING IM Survey
According to the latest ING Investment Management Risk Rotation Survey conducted in June, appetite for risk has stabilised over the past quarter, while investors are increasingly looking towards multi-asset strategies.
The study, which was carried out by Citigate Dewe Rogerson amongst 111 insitutional investors, reported that 41% of respondents said their risk appetite had increased over the past six months.
While multi-asset strategies are currently favoured by only 29% of respondents, almost three quarters (73%) expect to use mutli-asset strategies over the next five years.
“Multi-asset strategies are certainly becoming more popular amongst investors due to their inherent low risk coupled with the potential for high returns in a low-yield environment. Inevitably, this has led to a surge in fund launches promoting a multi-asset approach and we believe that this approach will become more popular in the coming years” comments Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen (pictured) head of Strategy Multi-Asset at ING Investment Management (ING IM).
In terms of general asset allocation, preferences reflect only few changes, with equities remaining the most favourable asset class for 59%. However, this represents an 11% reduction compared to the first quarter.
Equities are followed by real estate, which is assessed positive by 48% and alternatives by 47%, commodities have been selected by merely 7% of respondents.