Poll shows low growth is biggest investor worry

June 5, 2013 Categories: Investment Strategy

Russell Investments Annual Pensions Conference 2013

Low spending and low growth are major economic worries for most investors.

But what exactly is it about austerity that keeps pension fund managers up at night? In a poll of more than 100 pension fund professionals at Russell Investments’ Annual Pensions Conference 2013, the simple lack of growth emerged as the main worry. Full poll results below:

  • What are your biggest concerns about austerity (choose one only)
  • Low economic growth and low investment returns – 34%
  • Low interest rates and the dilemma about whether to hedge – 32%
  • The search for yield and current trust/mistrust of credit markets – 23%
  • Inflation and the concern that is not curbing it – 11%

Phil Davis – Financial copywriter and journalist

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  1. June 5th, 2013 at 09:53 | #1

    Perhaps it’s as important for the employer covenant as the fund that we see economic growth.

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