Institutional Investors

Agility and flexibility are Mercer’s watchwords for 2012


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,