Mutual funds and other institutional investor shave remained fundamentally committed to the same investment policies they were adopting prior to the credit crisis, The Conference Board said in its annual Institutional Investment Report.

“For decades, institutional investors had been shifting their allocation preferences from fixed income securities into equity,” noted Matteo Tonello, associate director of corporate governance at The Conference Board. “Then last year came, and it had a devastating effect on institutions’ expanded equity portfolios.”

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