Real assets: don’t let current conditions undermine your long-term success

We outline what we believe are the three main reasons why investors should consider a real assets allocation amid challenging market conditions.

Why increase or initiate a real asset allocation now?

Because of the recent decline in most risky assets, we’re seeing many investors delaying allocations to private real assets—after all, selling investments that have lost value isn’t necessarily an easy decision to make. However, from an asset allocation and risk management perspective, we’d always argue that there’s no better time than now to make strategic investment decisions and position portfolios for long-term success. Why?

Manulife Investment Management
Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto and Boston, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 19 countries and territories. Our private markets strategies include private equity and credit, real estate, infrastructure, timber, and agriculture. Responsible stewardship is integral to our business and culture, and we seek to be a global leader in creating long-term, sustainable, value for our stakeholders.

Amy Theuninck
Managing Director, Insurance Solutions
197 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
United States

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