Explore research from MFA, partners, and other industry experts on the trends and impact of the private funds and alternative investment industry. These reports, white papers, and other products provide invaluable insights into the key role of alternative investment funds in capital markets around the world and how they help investors—including pensions, foundations, and endowments—deliver for their beneficiaries.

A new report from Preqin, a leading data provider, finds that hedge funds are an excellent tool to help an investor diversify their portfolio. The report, “Portfolio Allocation in Alternatives: Hedge Funds” uses historical data to assess the value of hedge funds in a portfolio. Preqin analyzed “efficient” portfolios, or ones that offered the highest returns for their underlying volatility. In other words, an efficient portfolio is one in which the only way to get a higher return is by taking more risk of losses.
Portfolio Allocation in Alternatives: Hedge Funds