The alternative investments industry has been growing in leaps and bounds as institutional and other sophisticated investors continue to broaden their exposure to multiple asset classes and seek to reinvest the proceeds arising from years of healthy returns. The industry is maturing very rapidly, and LPs are now more sophisticated than they’ve ever been, requiring greater flexibility and better product options.
Yet some investors are frustrated by deficiencies in transparency and reporting, and also, in some cases by perceived misalignment of interests as it relates to returns relative to fees.
Positive outlook for alternative assets as a whole aside, the question for many GPs remains: How can managers of alternative investments best position themselves to benefit from asset flows in this environment?
Teaming with Preqin, we surveyed approximately 200 specialists and diversified alternative asset managers from the U.S., Europe, and Asia to gain an understanding of how they are positioning themselves strategically to maximize their competitiveness.
Based on their survey responses, this white paper covers:
- Asset class / market opportunities
- Operational challenges
- Changing investor requirements
- Best approaches