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Aon Hewitt poll reveals 40% of pension schemes are considering alternative assets to reduce portfolio risk

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, announced further findings from the poll of over 750 delegates at its annual pension conferences earlier this year, with news that 40% of pension schemes are considering alternative assets to reduce portfolio risk.

The company writes that the poll's results highlight the increasing willingness of trustees to consider a wider range of asset classes than has historically been the case within the industry. The data indicates that trustees are now much more prepared to accept that alternative assets have both a key role to play in reducing portfolio risk and may offer the chance of delivering attractive returns. They are also more prepared to hire third party expert consultants to expand their range of investment options, according to Tim Giles, partner in Aon Hewitt’s Global Investment Practice.

Giles said: "In the current hostile market environment, pension schemes are examining every opportunity to balance risk and reward in their investment strategy. The response we saw from the delegate survey at our conferences both backed up the findings of our survey earlier in the year and highlighted the increasing readiness that trustees and schemes are showing to investigate new opportunities. These seem to be taking various forms, including examining alternatives to tradition......................

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