Real Assets Study 2023

In late 2022, Aviva Investors polled 500 investors from around the world with a combined AUM of $3.5 trillion on their appetite for real assets, including those with a sustainable focus. As well as pension funds and insurers, we’ve broadened the reach of the research to get the views of global financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and other official institutions, endowments and foundations.

Download the fifth edition of our award-winning Real Assets Study to find out:

  • How real asset investments are positioned against the triple threats of high interest rates, surging inflation and global recession
  • What the changing market environment means for allocations in the coming years
  • How confident investors are in evidencing the ESG impact of real asset investments

Senior decision makers

We questioned senior decision makers at 500 institutional investors in Europe (250), North America (125) and Asia (125).

Combined AUM (USD)

Respondents had a combined assets under management of US$3.5 trillion.

To increase real assets allocation

Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of organisations plan to increase their allocations to real assets in the next two years. 

Download the study

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The Real Assets Study 2023 provides investor insight on asset allocation, risks and opportunities, and preferred routes to market, as well as a deep dive into attitudes towards sustainable real assets – covering everything from net-zero targets to whether investors see a trade-off between achieving ESG impact and financial returns.

Analysis by client type

Webcast: Real Assets Study 2023

23 Feb 2023 14:00 GMT 60 minutes

Join members of the Aviva Investors Real Assets team as they talk through the main findings of the Real Assets Study 2023 and also zero in on the big themes investors should watch out for over the coming year. The webcast is hosted by Brendan Maton from IPE. 

This event qualifies for 60 minutes CPD