Murano survey highlights allocators’ biggest worry for 2019

As 2019 unfolds, investors at pension funds, endowments and other institutions will be anxiously monitoring numerous cracks in global markets. But it’s the uncertainty around U.S. economic and trade policies makes investors sweat most of all, according to survey results released Thursday morning.

Forty-four out of 100 allocators said their biggest fear for 2019 is the effect of geopolitical issues on financial markets, which experienced significant volatility last year. According to the poll by institutional services firm Murano Connect, big global investors are primarily focused on U.S. instability and Washington, D.C., dysfunction. More than one-quarter are jittery about policies in the U.S. Their most-cited challenge is the ongoing global trade battle between the U.S. and China.

Read the full article: Allocators’ Biggest Worry for 2019 (Institutional Investor)


January 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Survey of marketers shows Facebook, Twitter dwarf smaller sites but print publications still key

NewsUSA just released results of a public relations and marketing professionals survey which found that while marketers believe social media is important in campaigns — and over 85 percent use Facebook and Twitter — only 11 percent use smaller social and sharing sites like StumbleUpon and Digg.

Respondents also ranked both print and online placements as tied for first place among key media targets, with television and radio coverage a distant third and fourth, respectively. The old campaign model has evolved to top news Web sites and blogs, with daily newspapers and magazines still key ingredients.

In short: Innovations are constant in the public relations and marketing fields, but traditional methods still matter.

June 29th, 2011|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |