Tue, Jul 17, 2018
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Investors eye multi-asset strategies

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Next year could be shaping up to be a big year for multi-asset funds. According to a recent survey conducted by Insight Investments, institutional investors are planning to increase allocations to active managers and are interested in multi-asset strategies. Investors see multi-asset as a way to hedge out possible market risks and position portfolios for the long-term.

67% of investors surveyed said they already have a meaningful allocation to multi-asset strategies and another 19% indicated interest in evaluating multi-asset managers for future mandates.

As the popularity of multi-asset strategies increases it will be important, however, for investors to be disciplined in how they evaluate managers. The survey noted that most investors use an average of 3 different benchmarks to evaluate multi-asset strategies. Investors hope that by using multiple measuring sticks they can get a clearer view of their exposure, but there are risks to this approach. Using multiple benchmarks "runs the risk of investors losing sight of the primary goal and benchmark, potentially leading to disappointment, managers straying away from their core processes or managers cherry-picking results that present them in a favorable but ultimately misleading light," survey authors write.

Data in the report also shows that investors a......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Bill Ackman is betting big on himself[more]

    From the NY Post: Bill Ackman can thank ADP, Chipotle for his comeback Bill Ackman's next big investment is himself. Since the end of May, Ackman has purchased $292 million worth of shares of Pershing Square Holdings - the publicly traded vehicle of his hedge fund, according to a statement r

  2. Comments - The problems hedge funds and PE firms have connecting with the super rich and single-family offices[more]

    From Forbes.com: The world of the super-rich (net worth = $500 million or more) and their single-family offices is expanding at a tremendous rate. This growth correlates to the increase in the growth of extreme wealth. What is very telling is that a large percentage of the super-rich are highly moti

  3. Andreessen Horowitz's cryptocurrency fund makes its first investment, The media challenge for cryptoasset investors[more]

    Andreessen Horowitz's cryptocurrency fund makes its first investment After the launch of a blockchain and crypto-focused hedge fund, Silicon Valley investment houseAndressen Horowitz (A16Z) has announced a $45 million funding in blockchain-based privacy emphasized cloud project "Oasis La

  4. Blackstone, Goldman Sachs take minority stake in Francisco Partners[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge fund managers Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) took a minority

  5. Ackman's comeback: How to ride his revival[more]

    From Barrons: Bill Ackman has endured a humbling three years: big public losses, an exodus by investors, and what a CEO calls an "ass-whooping" in an activist campaign. Now, the hedge fund titan could be making a comeback. Ackman's publicly traded investment vehicle, Pershing Squar