The Alternative Assets Industry Where is it heading?

Alternative investments are those that do not fall within traditional asset classes such as stocks, bonds and cash. This definition of alternative assets would therefore include real estate, art, collectibles and wine.

However some alternative assets have a unique feature in that they are only generally accessible to institutions and very wealthy individuals. Some of these have unique fund structures and include real estate, forestry, private equity, secondary funds, private debt funds, A further three asset classes in this group have historically accounted for the lion’s share of capital in the alternative investment world: hedge funds, private equity buyouts and venture capital.

2016 will see a number of trends influence the alternative investment market. These include:

The freer flow of labour, capital and information across the world is creating tremendous opportunities in terms of new investments and new investors

Characterized by new sources of capital, flexible sources of capital. More strategic partnerships are being formed and technology is facilitating new arterial connections to financial actors. Of course regulatory and technical issues are growing commensurately.

Strategic Risk Management
Without necessary risk management procedures in place, alternative asset managers will struggle to succeed in a world that is battling huge cybersecurity threats, market disruptions and heightened regulatory scrutiny.

Industry Insights

alternative investment india

Investors in India are putting more and more cash into alternative investments, according to a new report from Preqin. There is now some US$43bn invested across a range of alternative asset classes in the country. These include private equity, hedge funds, private debt, real estate, venture capital and infrastructure. Although

female investor alternative 2018

Focusing on actual returns and investing in obscure asset classes could help alternative investors do well in 2018, according to a recent article written by an industry expert. Writing for Business Insider, Peter Douglas, a director at the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) Foundation, has set out his five