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Slowing down investments in long-only, high-net-worth investors look to hedge funds and alternatives

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

90% of high-net-worth investors are willing to invest in hedge funds and other alternative investments, said a survey.

High-net-worth investors have slowed their investments into stocks, bonds and mutual funds and instead are exploring opportunities in hedge funds and other alternative investments like private equity and real estate.

According to the latest investor survey from Millennium Trust, less than half of all participants, or 47%, invested in individual stocks in the past year - a 10% decline compared to last year.

The survey, which asked 500 high-net-worth investors about their current holdings and future investment strategy, revealed that the drop was even more pronounced when it came to individual foreign stocks, where new investments dropped almost 16% versus last year.

Investments into individual bonds also declined 8.6% over the same period in 2017. Instead, investors noted their continued interest in nontraditional investments, with 90 % of respondents willing to invest in alternative assets.

"In spite of this historic bull market, we are seeing more investor interest in diversifying portfolios through alternative investments," said Gary Anetsberger, Chief Executive Officer. "Technology is fueling a wider range of opportunities for investors and giving more individuals access to sought-after asset classes like private equity, real estate and hedge funds. There is also a growing interest in pri......................

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