Five rules for investing in alternative income assets

Many are increasing allocation

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With ‘safe haven’ income assets such as government bonds suffering their worst year in decades, the classic 60/40 portfolio has been upended in 2022.

Indeed, far from cushioning investors from equity market falls, traditional fixed income investments have further weakened portfolios this year amid consecutive central bank rate hikes. With the range of alternative income investments expanding in recent years, a growing number of income investors are considering increasing their allocation to these assets at this testing time. UK business activity sees sharpest drop in two years Alternatives are often well placed to provide long-term resilience during periods of heightened macroeconomic uncertainty. While many alternative incom...

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