the Economist Intelligence Unit

Investment Strategy

Instos worried by tail risk

A majority of global institutional investors believes the world economy will be hit by a significant tail-risk event in the next 12 months, and list Europe and China as the likely sources. A survey of 310 institutional investors in Western Europe and the US, commissioned by State Street Global Advisors and conducted by the Economist […]
Investment Strategy

Boutiques buoyant in hunt for alpha

The hunt for alpha among global investors is creating opportunities for boutique investment managers, but there is still a “tug of war” between capturing returns and avoiding risk, according to a 2012 State Street survey of more than 160 asset managers. The State Street Vision Paper, released this week, says that institutional investors are not […]