Institutional Investor Asset Management in a Low Return-High Risk World

by Dr. Eliot Kalter

Dr. Eliot Kalter’s Presentation at Americas Government Funds Roundtable, 13-14 September, 2012

Table of Contents:

I. Global Economic and Financial Environment
– Lower economic growth, larger risks and low returns on “safe”assets
– Deepening opportunities in emerging and frontier markets

II. Global State of Institutional Investors, 2007-2011
– Resumption of AUM growth after financial crisis
– Pressures to perform in the face of low returns/high risk environment

III. Asset Management in Low Return/High Risk World

IV. A Closer Look at Asset Class Performance and the Value of Diversification
– The Search for yield and reduced risks
– Diversification to alternative assets, emerging/frontier markets and cash

V. Shift in Asset Allocation Strategy Across Institutional Investors

VI. Conclusion and Information about Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative

Dr. Eliot Kalter Presentation – Institutional Investor Asset Management in a Low Return-High Risk World

 

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