Alternatives Reality: What to Expect From Future Allocations (Commonfund)

January 2014

KEYWORDS: asset allocation, Institutional Investors, hedge fund investor, alternative investment, absolute return, Liquidity, venture capital, private placement, portfolio diversification, risk management, endowments

Authors:

Verne O. Sedlacek

Organizations:
  • Commonfund

Summary:
For well more than a decade, the “endowment model” of investing has been synonymous with increasing allocations to alternative investment strategies, defined largely as hedge funds, private real estate, private equity and venture capital and other, generally less liquid or illiquid strategies compared to public markets.

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