Our seventh global sovereign asset management study represents the views and opinions of 139 chief investment officers, heads of asset classes and senior portfolio strategists, working within 68 sovereign funds and 71 central banks (with assets totalling in excess of US$20 trillion under management).
Invesco’s Future of Europe series aims to address some of the most pressing questions surrounding the euro, the eurozone (EZ) and the European Union (EU), whilst also examining Europe’s troubled past, uncertain present and possible future.
The five key themes in this year’s report seek to build on the findings from previous years’ studies by analysing long-term trends as well as uncovering new insights.
Over recent years, the improvement in funding levels for defined benefit (DB) pension plans has amplified the importance of implementing de-risking strategies to hedge liabilities and ultimately bringing plans closer to their goal of securing benefits. This can be via the transfer of risk in the form of an annuity or buy-out with an insurer, or in a ‘self-sufficient’ state.
Invesco Investment Solutions develops capital market assumptions (CMAs) that provide longterm estimates for the behaviour of major asset classes globally. The team is dedicated to designing outcome-oriented, multi-asset portfolios that meet the specific goals of investors.