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Financial advisors give two thumbs up to alternative investments, pick Donald to trump Hillary

Friday, October 07, 2016

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Financial advisors have given alternative investments two thumbs up as a majority of them have pledged to increase their allocations into the space in 2017, a survey by alternative financial solutions firm Woodbridge Wealth has found.

The survey, conducted in September, showed that in the past year, real estate was the alternative asset most frequently recommended by advisors (64%), followed by other real assets (28%), hedge funds and private equity (6% each), and venture capital (4%). Only 18% of advisors said they do not recommend any type of alternative investments to their clients. A majority 56% of respondents said they plan to increase their clients’ allocations in 2017, and 19% will keep the allocations at 2016 levels. Just 4% plan to decrease their clients’ alts exposure.

"Alternatives are usually subject to less regulation, help manage volatility and have a low correlation on returns, making them a favorable choice among advisors and their clients," Dayne Roseman, managing director at Woodbridge Wealth said. "Given the market swings this year, it’s no surprise advisors are choosing to increase alternatives exposure for their clients."

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