July 10, 2012
--- Other popular asset classes advisers are considering include
non-U.S. fixed income, alternatives, real assets and commodities, Cogent
Research found. ---
Advisers’ appetite for equities appears to be returning,
with 35% planning to increase their exposure to non-U.S. public equities over
the next two years, 26% planning to move more of their assets into U.S. public
equities, and 11% eyeing private equities.
Interest in foreign fixed income is also strong, with 28% of
advisers planning to increase their exposure to non-U.S. fixed income. Another
29% say they are planning to increase their holdings in other alternatives,
with 28% apiece looking at real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real
Advisers seem to be loosening their grip on fixed income,
cash and cash equivalents, with 31% planning to decrease their U.S. fixed-income
holdings, and 21% looking to ease up on cash.