JP Morgan Asset Management has added a new publication to its Market Insights Program; the 2019 Guide to Alternatives. Much like its sister publication, the Guide to the Markets, the Guide to Alternatives is designed to provide an objective analysis of the key themes impacting alternative asset classes.
The book delivers insight on macro topics such as fundraising and manager dispersion, while also diving into real estate, infrastructure & transport, private credit, private equity and hedge funds in detail.
“With expected returns from traditional asset classes under pressure, investors have been forced to look elsewhere in an effort to reduce volatility and enhance returns. In response to this, we have developed the Guide to Alternatives to provide unbiased and objective insights on what has historically been a relatively opaque asset class,” says David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist, JP Morgan Asset Management. “Volatility should rise as the business cycle matures, and investors will continue to embrace alternatives. However, access to information will be the key to making optimal investment decisions.”
“Historically, many investors have lacked any sort of structure when it comes to alternative asset allocation decisions. With markets decidedly late-cycle, having both a framework and process for evaluating and implementing alternative asset classes in portfolios will become increasingly important,” says David Lebovitz, Global Market Strategist, JP Morgan Asset Management. “This new resource should not only provide an access point for information on alternatives, but also foster discussion among both institutional investors and financial advisors on risks and opportunities in an increasingly challenging market environment.”