International investment managers from across the spectrum have cast a dark shadow on the prospective effects for inflation and commercial real estate, but they are optimistic toward gains in currency and the U.S. and Asian equity markets, however.

While nearly 46% of the 102 asset management firm respondents state that commercial real estate risk “is higher this year than last,” roughly 24% expect to increase their allocations to the class. The money managers, which fall into the global mutual fund, hedge fund and private equity industries, also stated that U.S. and Asian equity will jumpstart over the next 12 months, this according to a study released yesterday by RBC Capital Markets.    

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