UAE institutions expect to miss return targets

A majority of UAE institutional investors in a survey do not think their return assumptions are achievable.

As a result of this low confidence, many UAE institutions expect to reduce their return assumptions in the next year, according to the poll by Natixis Global Asset Management.

“While risk factors change over time, the challenge for institutional investor remains the same. And that is to deliver long-term results while navigating short-term market pressures,” said Jean Michel Bourgoin, executive managing director for Middle East and North Africa.

Two-thirds of UAE institutional investors in the survey ranked geopolitical concerns as their biggest source of risk. Only 57% of UAE respondents said they were prepared to handle risks related to investment performance, lower than the global average.

The results were extracted from a survey of 500 managers of public and corporate pensions, foundations, endowments, insurance funds and sovereign wealth funds around the world.

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