Asian respondents are committed to increasing ESG engagement and indicate an increasing shift towards alternative investing

According to Nuveen’s inaugural global institutional investor survey, the ongoing global pandemic, the shift to investing in alternatives and ESG integration are the most powerful themes shaping investment decisions in the Asia Pacific region in 2021.

Of those surveyed, 52% of respondents in Asia Pacific believed the pandemic would be the greatest driver of change to asset allocation and investment strategy in the coming year. Of Asia Pacific respondents, 44% also said they planned to a strategic shift away from public to private markets in 2021 and 65% said that increasing active engagement with companies they invest in was the most important way to influence ESG factors.

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