Alternative Asset Classes

The purpose of this quarter’s Investment Insights is to consider the alternatives market and assess what, if any, role alternative assets could play within a pension scheme’s portfolio.

There has recently been much discussion about pension schemes investing in alternative assets, and we raised the issue in our Q4 2014 Insights note. In many ways this is nothing new; the story has been rumbling on for the last 15 years, from the initial Myners review into private equity through to George Osborne’s most recent infrastructure plan.

In that time very slow progress has been made in terms of increasing direct allocations towards such investments. Is it time for a change?

Read more in our latest Investment Insights briefing note: