NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) – Institutional investors expect their portfolios to grow an average 7.6 percent this year by increasing their investments in emerging markets, venture capital, real estate and natural resources, according to an investor outlook survey released on Wednesday.
Those surveyed cited the gridlock in Washington on trimming the U.S. budget deficit as the most significant risk this year. Last year, their primary worry was the euro zone debt crisis.
About 220 representatives of non-profit institutional investors and pension funds, with combined assets of $123 billion, were surveyed during Commonfund’s annual Forum.
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