Alternative Investing - Seeking opportunities in a storm
Plummeting equity and commodities markets have sent fund managers scrambling to find assets uncorrelated to mainstream markets. Familiar themes such as private equity and hedge funds have fallen out of favour, but insurance-linked instruments and managed futures funds are gaining traction, as are distressed property funds and credit-linked investments. Pamela Tang discovers the benefits of diversification.
The past few months have offered investors a painful reminder about a cardinal rule of investing: diversification is key.
Many paid this no heed in recent years, opting to become heavily exposed to booming equities and commodities valuations. It was easy to become bewitched by eye-popping gains, such
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