Fund buyers turn to alternative investments to manage risk - survey

Protecting portfolios from volatility

clock • 2 min read

More than three-quarters of UK fund buyers are using alternatives investments in order to protect their portfolios from increasing volatility, with diversification a key driver, according to new research from CoreData.

The firm found that 77% of UK professional fund buyers were using alternatives to manage risk amid increased levels of volatility, compared to the global average of 57%. Further, 79% of global professional fund investors say alternatives are becoming increasingly important for diversification purposes, increasing to 96% for UK respondents, the survey of 200 professional fund buyers in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia revealed. Investors turn more positive on economy - UBS survey The survey also showed that 47% of fund selectors around the world are looking to active funds to ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment Week for free

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now

 

Already an Investment Week
member?

Login

More on Multi-asset

Multi-asset teams sentiment indicator: Positive view on UK equities on 12-month view

Multi-asset teams sentiment indicator: Positive view on UK equities on 12-month view

Negative on US equities

Paul Ilott
clock 12 March 2024 • 5 min read
Morgan Stanley IM launches UCITS version of Systematic Liquid Alpha fund

Morgan Stanley IM launches UCITS version of Systematic Liquid Alpha fund

Offshore vehicle since August 2018

clock 21 February 2024 • 1 min read
MPS Watchlist: Helping advisers navigate the sector

MPS Watchlist: Helping advisers navigate the sector

Impact of Consumer Duty

Professional Adviser
clock 07 February 2024 • 1 min read
Trustpilot