UK/US/EUROPE - Equity markets could face a decade-long recession if property markets fall, State Street Global Advisors warns.
Chief investment officer Alan Brown said a fall in property prices would hit consumer confidence and tip the US, closely followed by others, into a double-dip recession.
As prices have been static since the 1990s, SSgA fears that a recession would send the US, UK and Europe into a deflationary spiral.
Standard Life has increased exposure to risk assets in three out of five funds in its Active Plus and Passive Plus workplace pension ranges.
Some 48% of employers are unaware of the services or help they offer to members of their defined contribution (DC) schemes, according to Aon.
Jupiter Asset Management's Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, manager of the Jupiter Global Sustainable Equity strategy, explains why firms need to integrate ESG into their business model