Investors’ perceptions of each alternative asset class and their satisfaction with the performance of previous portfolio investments remains largely positive, with confidence in each asset class remaining at similar levels to the previous 12 months.
It is encouraging to note that the vast majority of institutions currently have either positive or neutral perceptions towards each alternative asset class. Investors in private equity funds possess the most positive outlook, with almost twothirds (63%) perceiving the industry positively. Infrastructure investors are the most ambivalent towards the asset class, with 34% having a positive perception of the infrastructure industry, although over half (52%) are neutral in their outlook. Real estate and hedge fund investors possess very similar perceptions concerning each industry, with 42% and 44% of hedge fund and real estate investors respectively perceiving these asset classes positively.
Source : Preqin