Growth Ahead for USD 5.5 Trillion Alt Asset Industry: Preqin


August 29, 2013

The latest industry survey by Preqin sees a “hugely positive for the future of the alternatives industry”. Allocations are set to increase or stay the same for more than 85% of those survey participants who hail from a range of investor types, from family offices to pension funds.


The positive sentiment among this group is driven by satisfaction with returns they generated by their alternatives allocations, says Preqin. As the graph here illustrates, private equity is doing very well on “exceeding expectations” and the level of satisfaction on increased dramatically in the past year.


Regulations, though a concern, do not seem to be having any impact on investors’ plans for  new investments in the majority of cases, and many are setting aside a significant amount of capital for new  alternative investments.


Preqin interviews and surveys fund managers, LPs, and family offices to determine investor attitudes to private equity, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure.  (Image source: Preqin)


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