Risk appetite of long-term investors shows mixed attitude towards illiquid assets

Choosing the right mix of liquid and illiquid investments


As part of a recent survey of the asset liability management (ALM) practices of European pension funds1 taken from the AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) ‘Regulation and Institutional Investment’ research chair at Edhec Risk Institute, we looked at both the academic background and survey results on the construction of a performance-seeking portfolio and the relative merits of investing in illiquid assets, such as hedge funds, for long-term institutional investors.

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