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- February 1, 2019: Vol. 12, Number 2

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Overseas ambitions: Korean investors to boost allocations to alternatives in 2019

by Jennifer Molloy

Korean institutional investors intend to increase their allocations to overseas infrastructure in 2019, nearly twice those planning to boost their overseas real estate investment this year, with global real estate portfolios already having reached their target allocations for a number of these investors, according to a survey of 23 CIOs conducted by the Korea Economic Daily ahead of the ASK 2018 Global Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Seoul Oct. 23, 2018.

Overall, 73.9 percent of these Korean investors plan to increase their allocations to alternative asset classes in 2019 (with 21.7 percent indicating no change and 4.3 percent planning to decrease such allocations), and much of these alternative allocations will be to overseas assets, with 78.3 percent planning to boost overseas investment in 2019 and 21.7 percent indicating no change.

“Compared with the domestic market, there are plenty of investment opportunities for prime assets abroad, and com

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