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Challenge and opportunity ahead. As we move the 2018, senior investors from Asset Management assess the global investment landscape, highlighting the risks and opportunities across their respective asset classes.

Challenge and opportunity ahead. Challenge and opportunity ahead.

As we move into 2018, senior investors from UBS Asset Management assess the global investment landscape, highlighting the risks and opportunities across their respective asset classes.

Panorama: Investing in 2018

We estimate that currently over USD 450 billions1 of assets globally are tracking alternative beta indices. We estimate that currently over USD 450 billions1 of assets globally are tracking alternative beta indices.

FTSE Russell's latest annual survey of asset owners worldwide2 indicated that 71% of asset owners globally have or are evaluating alternative beta.

Panorama: Investing in 2018

Research indicates incorporating sustainability information can lead to better risk adjusted returns by limiting risks. Research indicates incorporating sustainability information can lead to better risk adjusted returns by limiting risks.

Panorama: Investing in 2018

We believe the upcycle for emerging markets will continue for the next few years. We believe the upcycle for emerging markets will continue for the next few years.

Panorama: Investing in 2018

Two long-term structural themes will have a marked impact on how property income will evolve going forward: demographics and environmental degradation. Two long-term structural themes will have a marked impact on how property income will evolve going forward: demographics and environmental degradation.

Panorama: Investing in 2018

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Investment Insights

Investment Insights
 

At the heart of the global macroeconomic and markets outlook for 2018 lie prospects for China. And at the heart of the outlook for China lies the country's high and rising debt to GDP ratio. Recent policy initiatives suggest that the debt issue is finally being taken seriously. Can the Chinese authorities navigate the fine line between a hard landing if the deleveraging is too severe or creating an even larger debt bubble if it is not severe enough?

Investment Insights addresses a major concern for investors globally and explores the key themes in Chinese equities and Chinese bonds against this backdrop.

Research by asset class

Research by asset class

Highlights from Real Estate Summary Edition 3, 2017:

  • Steady demand growth, with Europe and Japan historically strong
  • Lack of investment and real income growth are notable challenges
  • Real estate still in demand; prices tightening but slower than in the past
  • Income is the main driver of returns, but what income is safe?