Europe’s institutional investors look to alternatives and cost-effective exposure

Institutional investors in Europe favour fixed-income and alternative assets as they continue de-risking their portfolios, with a focus on cost-effective market exposure and downside protection

Real estate is a popular alternative to equities

Numerous upcoming regulatory developments and changing investor requirements are encouraging institutional investors in Europe to seek less volatile alpha through the use of alternative investments, which is encouraging a shift away from equities, according to a new report from State Street.

The State Street Vision report, which looks at Europe's asset management industry, says asset allocation trends suggest a shift from equities to bonds by European investors, who are favouring cost-effective

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