Faced with a challenging and unfavourable economic backdrop,
institutional investors should focus on agility, flexibility
and efficiency when planning for the year ahead, says
consulting group Mercer.
"Even if the politicians contrive to keep the lights on in
Europe, 2012 looks set to be a year in which significant parts
of the world struggle to achieve respectable economic growth
and the threat of further shocks to the financial system will
be at the forefront of investors’ minds," said
Andrew Kirton, global chief investment officer for Mercer.
"Notwithstanding the current gloom, there will be investment
opportunities to be grasped, and actions that investors can
take to manage risk, which could make...