European Asset Allocation Survey 2019



This year’s edition of Mercer’s European Asset Allocation Survey gathered data from over 800 institutional investor clients across 12 European countries, reflecting total assets of around €1 trillion. 



The survey provides a comprehensive overview of investment strategy across the European pension industry and attempts to identify emerging trends in the behaviour of institutional investors. Watch the video or download the full report for more details, or speak to your Mercer consultant to talk through the implications in your market.



Watch a summary of the 2019 survey findings here


Kishen Ganatra, European Director of Strategic Research, and Matt Scott, Strategic Research Specialist, provide a summary of the 2019 European Asset Allocation Survey


Key findings and considerations for investors:


  • The momentum is building for sustainable investment, with a majority of pension schemes now considering ESG risks within their investment portfolios (up from 40% in 2018)
  • Institutional investors continue to adapt their investment strategies as an increasing number of plans become cashflow negative
  • Investors continue to search for diversification, with average equity allocations reducing year on year, and a corresponding increase in holdings of alternative investments




To get further insights into the European Asset Allocation Survey – please contact your Mercer consultant or download the report below. Previous reports:


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