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European CIO Survey 2016

An economic environment of low-interest rates and loose monetary policy is having a profound impact on how investors throughout Europe are setting their investment strategies.

Central to this year’s European CIO survey is the question of how to find returns in a low interest rate environment. Analysing the views and concerns of 120 senior investors, ranging from smaller foundations and endowments up to large pension funds, reveals common challenges and unique insights.

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The unique economic conditions that has greeted 2016, will raise new questions for European investors. Our survey clearly underscores the difficulties investors are facing in a world of very low and even negative yields on core fixed income. This context has opened up some fundamental questions:

What do investors regard as realistic targets for returns? Our surveyed investors would suggest that, over the short-term, traditional targets may have to be reconsidered.

Is the debate between passive and active management dead and buried? Our surveyed CIOs would suggest that both strategies have a place in different markets and specific situations.

How do investors expect asset allocation to change in 2016? With increasing interest in real-estate, infrastructure and private debt, what can we expect to see happen to public equities and fixed income?

And what is driving investor interest in liquid alternatives, hedge funds and co-investing?

2016 is going to be unique. The European CIO survey seeks to establish by how much.

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A European CIO Survey with findings that are based on the views of over 120 senior investors in Europe. The theme for the survey is Projects, Themes and Priorities for 2016

  • Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
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