With corporate America in a new phase of confidence driven by a business focussed administration, domestic stocks are hitting all highs whilst bond prices are undergoing a suppression in returns. Asset-liability focussed investors are thus on the lookout for new minimal risk, return seeking strategies whilst not over-exposing themselves to alternative risk. Into this picture, multi-asset strategies have emerged as a magic pill, with institutional asset owners embracing a cross section of assets and investment either in-house, through outsourced investment managed, or pooled fund approach.
The third annual Multi-Asset Strategies Investing, North America report brings together a multi background line-up of 9 asset owners and market commentators to debate, outline and review sector trends impacting the multi-asset investment market. Issues to be looked at include, building dynamic multi-asset strategies, the role of multi-asset funds in the simplification of investment portfolios, factor investing’s introduction, weighing the decision to in versus outsource investment management, plus the application of multi-asset funds in Defined Contribution portfolios.