January 25, 2016
A new survey by BlackRock reveals several interesting institutional investor insights. According to the report, investors expect to embrace active management in 2016, to combat macro-economic trends, anticipated market volatility and divergent monetary policy.
The global investment manager and advisor polled its largest institutional clients, and found that “recent market volatility is driving a repricing of assets globally. The ripple effect from recent events is causing investors to actively manage risk and seek alternative sources of returns.”
BlackRock also notes investors are increasingly embracing illiquid assets, including private credit and real assets, as a way to meet their long-dated liabilities. BlackRock’s global leader of institutional investments Mark McCombe says, “Investors are attempting to look past the current market environment and find alpha generating opportunities that match their liabilities.”