Types of investment

Alternatives

New possibilities in alternatives

Investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes to a growing alternatives market that can offer the potential of strong, uncorrelated returns and diversification throughout the economic cycle.

Our specialist teams operate across a range of areas such as real assets, private markets and liquid alternative strategies. On-the-ground connections across Europe and the US allow our teams to continually explore and capitalise on new investment possibilities.

Turning these opportunities into high-quality, optimised solutions for our clients starts with strategic dialogue so we can fully understand your objectives.

Our approach is based on an independent and imaginative spirit, where alternative thinking and new ideas can thrive, supported by the resources of a global investment business that’s renowned for original research, advanced data analytics, and a centre of excellence in responsible investment.

This means our teams have both the foundations to grow and the vision to succeed. Together they bring a broad, integrated, and smart approach to alternative investments and strategies that can help you meet your needs today and be ready for whatever tomorrow holds.

14 March 2022

Solutions Enhanced: Capital Market Assumptions 2022 Making a transition

The end of 2021 saw a continuing reminder of the impact of coronavirus, inflation occurring in major economies, and the world waking up to the stark choices presented by the climate emergency. We set out the expectations for what all this could mean for investors over the next five years and in the longer run. These capital market assumptions form the base case we use when constructing strategic asset allocations for clients.
Read time - 3 min
17 January 2022

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions, EMEA & APAC

Solutions in 2022: a defining time for inflation and ESG

As inflation runs hot and interest in ESG impacts rises, there is a fundamental shift in our institutional and sub-advisory clients’ needs. We expect allocations to alternative risk assets, and to assets with positive environmental impacts, to increase.
Read time - 2 min
28 May 2021

Asset allocation update: standing pat

Maya Bhandari looks at how the team has managed its asset allocations over the past couple of months and where they believe the best risk-adjusted returns will come from.
Read time - 6 min
28 August 2020

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

Summer slumber soothes markets

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 3 min
20 August 2020

Nic Pifer

Head of Data Science

Tracking the pandemic - the challenges of interpreting fast-changing data

"The Covid-19 pandemic is generating huge quantities of case count data as the disease advances around the world. We have seen countries and regions that were hit earliest move through the initial peak and into a period of declining incidence, while those affected more recently are still recording rapid rises in infections and fatalities. But the data raises as many questions as it answers."
Read time - 10 min
20 August 2020

Kirk Moore

Global Head of Research

Discovering which business models will prosper after the pandemic

Negative, unchanged and positive impacts
Read time - 7 min

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