A recent survey conducted by Information Management Network (IMN), global organizers of institutional finance and investment conferences, showed that, while 93.3% of respondents believe market volatility will remain the same or increase in 2012, 87% cited a consistent or increased risk appetite in the next six to 12 months with 62% investing in a variety of alternative assets. Read on for more survey findings. Words: 401
So say the results of a recent survey by Information Management Network (http://www.imn.org), global organizers of institutional finance and investment conferences, as presented in a recent press release.
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In summary, the survey findings are as follows:
- 93.3% believe market volatility will remain the same or increase in 2012
- 87% cited a consistent or increased risk appetite in the next six to 12 months
- 71% feel more prepared to combat exposure now than they did in 2008
- 62% use alternative assets citing a combination of hard assets (48%), hedge funds (36%), private equity (36%), as well as commodity futures, real estate, natural resources, infrastructure and 40 Act funds
- 66% expect that market volatility and global economic conditions will have the greatest impact on portfolio strategy, followed by changing regulatory requirements (11%) and customer demand for control and transparency (5%)
- 54% do not plan to alter exposure to global markets
- 39% actually plan to invest a bigger part of their portfolio internationally
- only 2% plan to decrease global exposure despite the current speculation over the fiscal future of certain European nations.
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Survey respondents included plan sponsors, endowments, foundations, health-care organizations, non-profit investors, institutional investors, fund managers, academics, index and service providers, traders, investment consultants, financial advisors, planners and RIAs, as well as registrants for the 16th Annual Super Bowl of Indexing conference.
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