26.09.2012 - Seeing beyond stocks and bonds
Despite increasing use of hedge fund strategies in mutual funds, alternative asset classes, hyped for a lack of correlation to the equities market, remain rarities in retirement plans. Weaving alternative investment threads into the tapestries of retirement portfolios has been a slow process in the mutual fund industry. Morningstar categorises seven types of assets as “alternative,” including bear market, currency, long-short equity, market neutral, managed futures, non-traditional bonds and multi-alternative strategy, which employs a mix of the prior six categories...............................................Full Article: Source
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