Traditional Asset Classes
Over the past few years, the traditional asset classes, public equities and bonds, have faced significant challenges. Volatility in the stock markets and low interest rates in the bond market have combined to form an environment of lower yields and increased risk. What can be done to improve upon the traditional way of investing?
These are non-traditional asset classes that are different than regular stocks and bonds. The aim of adding alternative investments is to deliver high rates of positive returns through a variety of market conditions.
Current market conditions formed over the past 30 years have created an environment in which traditional investments fall short of expectations. Low interest rates, record high stock markets and geopolitical tensions have created a unique opportunity for a different approach to investment management – one that can deliver smoother, risk adjusted returns despite poor market conditions.