Asset allocation and risk continue to be the top issues for institutional investors in 2015 and, while nobody is sure what the economy will do in 2015, investment fund managers remain positive about investments in equities and alternative assets over the long-term.

Only 25% of fund managers believe the investment strategies of their institutional clients will become more aggressive this year, which is a sharp drop from last year when 44% said their clients would invest more aggressively, according to the Global Survey of Investment and Economic Expectations, released by consulting firm Towers Watson. Thirty-four percent of respondents believe their clients will invest more conservatively, which is a slight increase from 29% in 2014.

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