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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 […]
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Funds brave-up for risk: Towers Watson

It’s not really news but it’s comforting to have your observations confirmed when the annual Global Pension Asset Study is published. The Towers Watson report for 2010 shows a hiatus in the swing away from equities, stronger growth in Asia-Pacific than elsewhere, and a greater focus on risk by the major funds in the world’s […]