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Alternative investments for reducing portfolio volatility

Our Alternative Investment portfolios are designed and managed to realise absolute positive returns over the investment horizon, irrespective of the returns offered by the equity and fixed income markets. They are diversified across a number of alternative strategies that, when combined, add positive risk-adjusted returns for investors.

As the investments are not strongly correlated with securities markets, our offerings can be used to reduce overall portfolio volatility when combined with traditional equity and fixed investments.

Investment managers can participate in our investment activities in two ways:

Pure alpha

Our focus on pure alpha - uncorrelated, market neutral returns - implemented in two portfolios investing in well-established, stable, alpha producing funds. The two portfolios, AA-rated by Standard & Poor’s, have slightly different risk and return characteristics, however both operate on a truly global basis in terms of client acquisition and sourcing of investment ideas.

Hedge funds 

We are a leading hedge fund seeder globally, having started our work in this area in 2003, which gives our institutional investors access to exceptional hedge fund seeding opportunities.

The Alternative Investment Team also provides alpha advisory services including tailor-made portfolio advice based on risk-premium analysis to find optimal added value to a portfolio.

Our clients include public and corporate pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers and family offices.