Real Assets Study 2020

Real assets have been in the eye of the storm during the coronavirus pandemic – but according to our study, the worlds of infrastructure, real estate and private debt, still retain their appeal, even if fundamental changes are affecting them.

Will there ever be a full return to the office? How will airports and international travel bounce back? And what are the implications for infrastructure investments? Have perceptions of ESG changed? And what does all this mean for allocations to real assets?

1,000+ institutional investors

(pensions & insurance)

€2 trillion AUM

Managed by respondents

Across 34 countries

Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific

Crisis recovery

94% of respondents say real assets can help in recovery from crisis


Over 80% of respondents believe ESG no longer comes at a price

Asset allocation

More than 40% of respondents will increase allocations to real assets

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Real Assets Study 2019

Our Real Assets Study 2019 looked at how European institutional investor appetite for real assets was developing against an uncertain political and economic outlook, supply constraints, and the increasing importance of ESG.

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