LONDON, February 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
With the announcement of the winners of the World Finance Global Pension Funds Awards 2012 there is a moment to reflect on the significant role that pension funds have played since the events of the financial downturn.
With the market now favouring cash buyers, pension fund losses of previous years have now largely been reversed. And as a result of fresh investment, funds have proved one of the most prolific actors in the asset market over the past year. Their acquisitions have kept a variety of key industries afloat. European commercial property markets in particular owing much to substantial purchases made by funds as they take advantage of current deflated price while elsewhere, funds have been involved in diverse investment strategies ranging from Chinese infrastructure investments to Australian commodities.
Such investments have been easily achieved in a buyer's market, as the restriction in available finances within the global market has placed funds with disposable cash in a strong position. But funds must allay the temptation to make spot investments, and instead work towards securing the best investments. As populations in Europe, Japan and the US grow steadily older, so does the importance of funds generating strong returns for their investors. Today's investments are the profit yields of a decade's time; it is therefore vital to make the right choices now, in the good times.
World Finance has assessed the global pensions market for the funds perceived to be making the smartest choices and delivering the utmost for their clients' future years. The result is the Global Pension Funds Awards 2012 - a list of the funds seen to be delivering the best in investment, both in terms of taking advantage of current options and delivering the best future returns. These pension funds come with World Finance's highest recommendation and our deepest hopes for continued success.
For a full list of Pension Award winners, visit: http://www.worldfinance.com/awards/2012-global-pension-funds-awards/
Read more on top pension funds in the March-April edition of World Finance magazine, available now in retailers.
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SOURCE World Finance