Mercer survey: UK, European investors diversifying away from risk

Consulting firm Mercer found that the average allocation to equities is down slightly among UK and European investors as exposure to private markets has risen steadily in the past year, indicating a trend of de-risking.

Real assets saw a boost of 6%, while private equity was up 4% and private debt holdings were up 5% and absolute return saw a jump of 5% between 2019 and 2020, according to Mercer’s survey of 927 institutional investors with combined assets of €1.1 trillion.

Overall, the average size of the allocation to alternatives varies between . . .

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