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Ineichen Research: Alternative investments still not fully de-stigmatized

Monday, August 18, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

A joint study by Ineichen Research Management and Virtus Investment Partners claimed that alternative investments are still not fully de-stigmatized by many investors despite the fact that their inclusion in balanced portfolios has proven their merit at least twice during the previous decade.

In publishing the first of a series of reports, Alexander Ineichen, lead researcher of the study, said the report aims to demystify some of the myths and misconceptions still surrounding alternative investments. An "alternative investment" is essentially an investment that has not yet gone mainstream.

Ineichen commented, "It is no secret that the public image of so-called 'alternatives,’ (e.g., hedge funds, vulture funds, private equity), is far from pristine. Hedge funds are regularly blamed for market movement, often irrespective of their being involved in a concerted fashion. Vulture funds are in the news for 'helping’ Argentina with its debt-issuance, and private equity firms are often taken to task for the externalities left behind from corporate reorganization. Generally speaking, alternatives are perceived as risky."

He explained that every investment, when viewed in isolation, is risky. This is also true for any single investment, be it stocks, bonds, hedge funds, farm land, art, etc. However, most investors do no......................

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