Politics overtakes other risk factors among Singapore managers

Survey1Political risks and security tensions topped a list of concerns that 55 fund managers in Singapore were asked to assess in a survey. In contrast, factors such as uncertainty in US politics and rising interest rates were chosen by fewer than half of the respondents, who were asked to indicate their top concerns for 2018. “The more everyday economic concerns have given way to worries over the state of global politics; the rise of populism, income inequality and even war,” said Nicholas Hadow, chairman of the Investment Management Association of Singapore, which conducted the survey. “It is no surprise, given the broad uncertainty, that we are now seeing more interest in multi-asset strategies from investors seeking diversification in their investment portfolios,” he added. The association represents more than 100 investment managers with assets under management in Singapore of about 800 billion Singaporean dollars ($610 billion). ©2018 funds global asia

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