How to Meet Operational Challenges While Pursuing Opportunities Investing in Alternatives

7 January 2018

Institutional investors have a long history of investing in alternative assets to optimize returns and diversify their portfolios

Pressure mounts for GPs as alternative investors' demands evolve

We surveyed general partners (GPs) in 2017 to better understand how they were adapting to increased investor demand. Once again, we've partnered with Preqin to investigate industry dynamics and challenges from the investors' (limited partners or LPs) perspective.

As institutional demand grows, oversight and administrative challenges are on the rise due to increasingly diverse and complicated portfolio holdings. Grappling with the complexities and expenses of running their investments, some major investors are opting to significantly reduce the number of managers with whom they partner. Yet the alternatives industry is still about growth — investors are receiving record distributions and planning increased allocations to both funds and direct investments even as they seek to rebalance across asset classes.

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