Asset owners and investment managers pursuing sustainable capital growth face a new world of risk. The challenges, as highlighted in the World Economic Forum’s most recent Global Risks Report, don’t fit within conventional investment theory, according to Fiona Dunsire, Wealth Leader of Growth Markets at Mercer, Peter Grant, Principal at Mercer Investments and Richard Silvan, Investment Consultant at Mercer.
In addressing these issues — and many other global questions — the 2020 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, had its work cut out. One of the panels this year, led by Rich Nuzum, president of Mercer’s Wealth business, focused on transformational investment. It sought to explore how large asset owners, such as insurers and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), can support sustainable outcomes in the face of these systemic risks, through leveraging their size, sophistication, long-term horizon and collaborative efforts. Mercer is an affiliate of Guy Carpenter.