Mena investors increasing factor allocations

Asset_allocationMore than half (59%) of Emea investors employing factor strategies are planning to increase their factor allocations in the next three years, according to a new report from fund manager Invesco. The Invesco Global Factor Study interviewed 241 institutional and wholesale factor investors managing a combined total of $25 trillion in assets. The study found that 45% of those investors globally plan to increase factor allocations, placing Mena investors in a group well above the global average in their preferecne for factor investing. “We have seen a steady increase in the number of investors in the Middle East turning to factor investing to better manage their portfolios,” said Zainab Kufaishi, Invesco’s head of institutional business for the Middle East and Africa. “Reducing risk, enhancing return and reducing costs continue to be the three most important factors driving adoption in the region,” he added. ©2019 funds global mena

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