TITLE

Pension Funds Increase Allocations to Alternatives

AUTHOR(S)
McGuinness, Kevin
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Plan Sponsor News;2013, p149
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a survey on pension funds' allocations to alternative assets conducted by risk management and human resource consulting firm Towers Watson in July 2013. Findings revealed that allocated account for 19% of all pension fund assets globally. Manager Research Head Zainul Ali says there has been increasing allocations to alternative assets by a wide range of investors. He adds that the range of assets has increased beyond real estate and private equity.
ACCESSION #
89632475

 

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