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Investors Search for Yield in Alternatives: SovereigNet Study Highlighted

Institutional investors are continuing to turn to alternative assets despite concerns about market volatility, according to State Street research.

The report, By the Numbers: The Quest for Performance was produced by independent think-tank Center for Applied Research (CAR) in partnership with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and found that the move to alternatives has been “significant” in the sector. 

Among OECD pension funds, alternatives rose from six per cent to 19 per cent of total assets under management from 2000 to 2012.

“The search for performance remains elusive,” CAR global head of research Suzanne Duncan said.

“As institutional investors’ creativity and patience continue to be tried, meeting performance challenges demands a disciplined core, innovative thinking and flexibility.”

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