With more than 10,000 Americans reaching retirement age every day, pension funds are coming under increasing pressure to maximize returns and generate steady income to meet their growing financial obligations to America’s retirees. For pension funds working to meet this challenge, effective asset allocation is vitally important. But a recently updated study by pension research firm CEM Benchmarking, sponsored by Nareit, shows that, in their real estate asset allocations, these investment professionals and their consultants could be making better choices to boost their returns.
The study examines the asset allocations and investment performance of 200 public and private U.S. pension funds representing nearly $3.9 trillion in combined assets under management. It provides a comprehensive review of investment allocations and actual investment performance across 12 asset groups over a 21-year period, 1998-2018.
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