Search for Growth Study Spotlights Investor Views on Wide Range of Global Risks and Scenarios and Their Impact on Portfolios and Businesses
NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 — Nearly three-quarters of investors expect global economic expansion in 2013, an increase of 15% compared to 2012, according to the 2013 Search for Growth survey and report, sponsored by BNY Mellon and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
While generally bullish on a global expansion this year, many investors are expecting a strong US recovery — led by housing, manufacturing and energy. Others respondents are less sure, viewing the US as "the best of a bad bunch" of developed countries saddled with unsustainable debt, weakening infrastructure and growing income disparities. In fact, a staggering 65% of investors agree with the following statement: "Rising income disparities pose a threat to global capitalism".
Investors are also concerned about economic slowdown or overheating in emerging markets. BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies are disappointing investors -- especially Brazil and India, which appear to have fallen out of favor with investors this year. Southeast Asia eased ahead of Brazil for the first time in the three year study, gaining the third slot in investors' preference
Key findings of the report include:
The Search for Growth research examines the prospects for economic and market growth from the perspective of institutional investors and corporate executives. Based on a global survey of 730 respondents and a series of in-depth interviews with leading investors and experts, the report explores the potential for risk scenarios and for growth across a wide range of sectors, regions and asset classes.
The research will be presented tomorrow at the Bellwether Europe event in London. BNY Mellon is the Founding Sponsor of the Bellwether Series, a global program that includes five major conferences in the UK and Asia in 2013.
The Search for Growth: Opportunities and risks for institutional investors in 2013 is available at http://www.bnymellon.com/foresight/searchforgrowth.html and http://digitalresearch.eiu.com/searchforgrowth/.
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