Investors turn from listed to unlisted equities, Blackrock report shows

According to a global survey, the prospect of an economic slump is prompting investors to retreat from public equities and allocate more funds to private equity and real estate.

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In the face of mounting concerns that the economic cycle could be heading downwards, institutional investors as a whole are avoid publicly-listed equities in favor of real estate and private equity, a global survey by asset manager Blackrock reveals.

According to the firm's annual survey of global institutions, including responses from 230 clients representing more than EUR 6.1 trillion of assets, 51 percent intend to decrease their allocation to public equities in 2019. This shift is accelerating, as 35 percent of clients planned reductions in 2018 and 29 percent in 2017, Blackrock points out.

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