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

January 2014

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


Verne O. Sedlacek

  • Commonfund

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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