Investors in liquid alternatives target performance, liquidity and flexibility
Our Head of Alternative Investments shares his take on recent market evolutions and the rise in investor interest
Accelerating investments in liquid alternatives
Since 2010, the hedge fund investment market has grown exponentially. While only 5 years ago, its total value was already at USD 1.9 trillion, in 2015 its valued at USD 3 trillion! Part of this growth can be attributed to increased investment in liquid alternatives. Indeed, over the past 4 years, the assets under management (AuM) in liquid alternatives – whether UCITS in Europe or 40 Act funds in the US, grew 46.7% and 24.7% respectively.
In this short interview, Gilles Flament, Head of Alternative Investments at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, speaks about the liquid alternative industry, the rise in investor interest, and investors’ allocation choices.
So there you have it: my take on the exciting new world of liquid alternatives.
But, in parting, I would like to take this opportunity observe that there are also many more strategies available for investors beyond the liquid alternative space that provide different and attractive advantages.
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Head of Alternative Investments
BNP Paribas Wealth Management