The Six Major Trends Shaping Future Investment Decisions

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Feb 01, 2019 in Economic Insights

  Janina Slawski, Principal Investment Consultant at Alexander Forbes Investments Alexander Forbes Investments launched the 2019 Global asset management trends, outlining the key themes and trends that investors need to explore. Smart beta, alternative investments, risk management, sustainability, big data and technology, and China as a disruptor in international asset management are the most dominant themes affecting investors in 2019. This is according to Janina Slawski, Principal Investment Consultant at Alexander Forbes Investments, “The world is changing and to succeed in a reshaped environment with intense pressure on growth and margins, asset managers need to improve operational efficiency and reallocate resources to high growth areas.” 1.    Passive will continue to win but will become smarter Active strategies continue to have a dominant share of assets under management but the proportion of passively managed assets has consistently increased from 19.5% to 22.4% over the last five years. Slawski feels that significant allocations will be made to smart beta rather than to pure passive strategies and she quotes BCG’s The Digital Metamorphosis, “In the future, smart beta will pose a substantial threat to traditional active players, potentially even greater than that of the overall shift to passives.” 2.    Alternative investments will continue to grow […]

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2019 Investment Outlook

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Jan 24, 2019 in Economic Insights General

2019 Investment Outlook – A fragile mix of local policy promises and global uncertainties.

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Weekly Economic Focus: G20 meetings will be dominated by the US and China’s trade negotiations

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Nov 28, 2018 in Economic Insights

The G20 will hold meetings in Argentina later in the week where three priority areas will be discussed: the future of work, infrastructure for development and a sustainable food future.

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Weekly Economic Focus: Brexit, Italy, Japan and China all have a problem of some sort

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Nov 19, 2018 in Economic Insights

US equities fell last week, with the NASDAQ and S&P 500 tumbling 3.7% and 2.7%, respectively, as the Brexit news flow from the UK permeated through the markets.

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