Investors increasingly are widening their options as they direct their portfolio allocations.
Investors can trade illiquidity for greater diversification and the potential to earn higher returns.
Global listed securities offer institutional investors attractive yield and inflation-protection characteristics.
Investors are examining secular themes in an attempt to find new sources of return, while further diversifying their portfolios.
Long/short equity strategies seek to offer investors access to the upside of equity markets â€” with less volatility and lower drawdown risk.
Appreciation for responsible investing grows as it is integrate into more traditional investment portfolios.
Lack of expertise or familiarity with nontraditional assets does not negate fiduciary responsibility.
Investors look to better understand capital calls and distributions.
Global efforts to legislate the transparency of investment strategies and vehicles.
Proper perspective helps investors integrate alternatives into their portfolios.
Overseas opportunities could provide enhanced returns, reduced risk.
Liquidity crunch, economic concerns don’t dampen investor interest.
Investors adopt outcome-oriented strategies for their investment programs.
Large foundations and endowments reap the benefits of alternative investing.
As investors look beyond traditional hedging opportunities, currency trading grows into a stand-alone asset class.
With an increasingly crowded marketplace, the challenge in hedge fund investing will be identifying new market inefficiencies.
Successfully navigating the private equity waters takes persistence, perseverance and patience.
Private equity funds are coming off of a banner year. Institutional investors are taking a look at how they can safeguard their private equity portfolios.
Northern Trust's Capital Market Assumptions working group releases risk-return assumptions for key asset classes.
Listed infrastructure may offer attractive cash flows, inflation protection, dividend yields.
Northern Trust white paper explains the benefits of the asset class, including attractive yields and absolute returns as well as appealing diversification and risk characteristics.
Northern Trust's hedge fund of funds professionals discuss how - despite the turmoil that roiled the hedge fund markets in 2008 - they believe the value proposition of hedge funds remains intact.
Listen now to The Enduring Logic of a Well-Constructed Hedge Fund Portfolio (To download, right click on the link and select "Save As.")
Real estate investment trusts, or REITs for short, are one of the most talked about and long-awaited investment vehicles on the United Kingdom investment scene. Find out what their arrival in 2007 really means for property companies and investors in the United Kingdom.
Listen now to U.K. REITS (To download, right click on the link and select "Save As.")
With hedge fund stories constantly in the press, this podcast will be of interest to anyone who wants to find out more about the impact of inflows of institutional money on the hedge fund industry. Northern Trust seeks to explore the consequences that institutionalisation is having on investors and managers alike.
Listen now to The "Forced" Institutionalisation of the Hedge Fund Industry (To download, right click on the link and select "Save As.")
Northern Trust recently hosted a session exploring the benefits and realities for private equity transparency, valuation practices and requirements. Speakers include: James Bachman, Director of Research, The Burgiss Group, David Larsen, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps and Peggy Bradley from Northern Trust.