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Why Global Investment Matters

The recent rally on global markets does not mean that the risk environment has abated Towers Watson’s global head of investment Carl Hess has warned. Speaking from New York prior to the launch of the consultant’s report Global Investment Matters, Hess says that while the risk of the imminent collapse of financial markets has lessened, […]
Asset Allocation

Alternatives the winner of long-term allocation shifts

Allocations to alternative investments of the largest seven pension markets globally (P7) have increased by 15 per cent over the past 16 years, according to Towers Watson. Carl Hess, Towers Watson’s global head of investment, says the study reflects two investment themes in the past few years: globalisation and diversification. While alternatives have increased as […]