Alternatives Expected to Comprise 14% of Mutual Fund Assets
Since the financial crisis of 2008, institutions and advisers have been under immense pressure to increase returns while keeping exposure to risk unchanged or at least held at a minimum. As a result of this increasing pressure, many have shifted their focus the alternative assets that have been steadily attracting interest from retail and institutional investors seeking portfolio diversification, enhanced returns and (of course) manageable risk. In addition, the report's extensive research reveals that more than 50 percent of surveyed asset managers suggested that alternative investments are either more important than other initiatives or the most important initiative, both within the retail and institutional environment. Moreover, 60 per cent of managers have said the same ingredients will be followed for the portfolios of their high net worth clients, as well.
Most of the international investment community has taken notice of the fact that alternative investments have been growing in popularity exponentially over the course of the last couple of years. As a result of the increase in demand, the value of many alternative assets has been increasing steadily as well. Investors have noticed this too, especially when alternatives are compared to the S&P 500. This is especially appealing to investment-seekers, as they look for opportunities that will protect their investment principle and beat rising inflation, as well as address the skyrocketing cost of living.
Posted by Michael Young
Labels: investment research
An entrepreneur at a young age, I began my first business when I was 9. I would sneak on to the private golf club course and search for lost golf balls in the woods and water. Some days I would find a hundred or more. After taking them back home and washing them thoroughly, I would return to the golf course and sell the balls I had found, a dozen at a time.
The point I am getting at is that I have always found unconventional ways to earn and save money.