Welcome to the 2016 edition of the Preqin Alternative Assets Performance Monitor, which aims to give readers insight and understanding of performance trends across the alternative assets industry. The book uses data across Preqin’s extensive, award-winning online databases plus the results of our most recent bespoke surveys, exclusive interviews and collaboration efforts with industry professionals. Preqin currently tracks over 22,800 funds with performance data across private equity, private debt, private real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and hedge funds, with all the most up-to-date and comprehensive trends and statistics found within this book.
With institutional investors worldwide increasingly looking for new ways to construct well-diversified and rewarding investment portfolios, it is clear that alternatives will play an important part in this area over the longer term. The variety of advantages that alternatives provide range from outperformance of public markets over the longer term, the prospect of higher yields, downside-risk protection, low correlation to traditional markets as well as a range of other benefits. Throughout this book, we look at how the industry has performed, and show the value of the alternatives industry in helping sophisticated investors construct complex strategies to achieve their unique and varying investment objectives.
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