Real assets are becoming a hot commodity for institutional investors looking to protect against inflation and make a positive impact on the environment, says Aviva Investors new survey.
Real assets continue to be highly prized by institutional investors looking to protect against inflation and achieve positive sustainability impacts, according to the findings of Aviva Investors' latest Real Assets Study.
While diversification remains a key driver, inflation-linked income is becoming increasingly important, with 53% of investors citing it as their primary reason for investing. In North America, it's even higher, with 63% of investors citing it as the dominant driver.
ESG is also on the rise, with 28% of institutional investors now investing for this reason, a significant increase from three years ago.
However, there is clear regional variation. Around one-third of the institutional investor community in Europe and Asia mainly employ real assets for their positive ESG outcomes, compared to just 10% for North American investors.
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