The 2015 Create Report, commissioned by Principal Global Investors, suggests that investors will turn to defensive equities instead of bonds because of current valuations of fixed income instruments, which is challenging former notions of ‘risk free’ assets. Professor Amin Rajan, CEO of Create-Research and the author of the report, said: “The revived interest in equities […]
Ongoing changes in emerging markets mean they are starting to differentiate more in terms of relative performance, and increasingly converge with developed markets, according to projections contained in the latest Create Research survey commissioned by Principal Global Investors.
Investors responsible for some $27.4trn in assets have expressed significant concerns about the effects of central bank policies, which they feel will not only remain the key driver of global markets in the next three years, but also maintain a distorting effect on asset allocation decisions.
The financial industry overwhelmingly believes volatility in markets presents a ‘great opportunity’ for active fund managers. But only one in 10 practitioners believes those managers are equipped to transform volatility into healthy net returns for clients.
Product innovation must be driven by client need, requiring tailored investment solutions, says a new report