Investment Options

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.

2 August 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: market conditions, fixed income and equities, commodities and real assets

Our Global CIO on market conditions, fixed income and equities, commodities and real assets
Watch time - 6 min
2 August 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: net zero, asset allocation, corporate profits and the tech sector

Our Global CIO on Global CIO, on net zero, asset allocation, corporate profits and the tech sector
Watch time - 6 min
2 August 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: global markets, Ukraine, recession fears and supply chains

Our Global CIO talks global markets, Ukraine, recession fears and supply chains
Watch time - 6 min
31 March 2022

Dara White

Global Head of Emerging Market Equities

Emerging markets: volatility doesn’t disrupt the process

Following the recent challenging period we felt it prudent to communicate our views. Since the end of Q321 our Emerging Markets Opportunity strategy has experienced volatile performance, coinciding with considerable market volatility. We have made mistakes and we feel the market is making mistakes too.
Read time - 5 min
22 March 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: market volatility, oil and interest rates

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put markets on edge. With a high level of uncertainty and rising commodity prices, will central banks change their plans on rate increases?
Watch time - 3 min
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

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