Say no to crypto? 3 real asset investment strategies for 2023
In the wake of the recent FTX scandal, tangible, more down-to-earth assets are attractive to many investors and things like crypto are not, according to a new Mercer report.
By Alan Goforth |
December 21, 2022 at 10:20 AM
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Good luck to employers, plan sponsors and financial advisors who are trying to use this year’s events to guide their strategy for 2023. “The last 12 months have seen significant upheaval in global markets, with a number of notable events having a profound impact on the world as we know it,” according to Mercer’s “Investment Themes and Opportunities in 2023 and beyond” report. Matt Scott, strategic research consultant for Mercer, recommends considering what he calls a “real asset” strategy based on potential scenarios. “Look at what is in a portfolio,” he said. “How many of the assets in your portfolio will do well if we are entering a new higher-inflation regime that is persistent, like the 70s? What do you have that actually is going to help you there? If it’s nothing, then maybe consider real asset allocation. This could include REITs, infrastructure and natural resource equities. We think those investments will endure and provide the potential for low risk if managed sustainably.” The report presented three investment themes for investors for 2023 and beyond.
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