Having alternatives means having the options you need to fit your ever-evolving needs. We believe diversification across a broad spectrum of asset classes is the best way to help our clients meet their long-term objectives, balancing risk and return.
For those who appreciate the potential of alternative investments in a comprehensive portfolio, we offer diversification through investments such as hedge funds, managed futures, funds of funds, private equity, private real estate, and other alternative investment options.* Of course, alternatives aren’t for everyone, and we’ll carefully consider the options that complement your existing financial objectives before thoughtfully moving forward.
The alternative investment vehicles we offer include, but are not limited to:
Hedge funds typically offer private investment management in a structure that provides managers broad flexibility in executing their mandates. They employ a wide array of strategies and may invest in a variety of financial instruments across global markets. We help assist you in determining the right investments to complement your portfolio.
Managed futures strategies trade in a variety of global markets, attempting to identify and profit from rising or falling trends that develop in these markets. Markets that are traded often include financials (interest rates, stock indices and currencies), as well as commodities (energy, metals and agriculturals). Through careful selection, we help you identify the managed futures funds that best suit your needs.
Private equity managers seek to make privately negotiated investments in companies, ranging from providing capital for startup companies to “buying out” mature companies with the intent of improving fundamentals and, in turn, the value of the businesses. We assist you in selecting private equity managers that will best complement your portfolio.
Real estate has long been considered an alternative tangible asset. While real estate can be accessed through traditional means, such as direct ownership and real estate investment trusts (REITs), it is also possible to access this asset class through managers who invest opportunistically in private real estate and trade less mainstream real estate-related securities. Together, we select the real estate investments in line with your short- and long-term financial goals.
Managers who focus on investing in tangible assets, such as commodities have the potential to generate returns that offer diversification benefits and protection against inflation. We help you field your options, choosing the investment strategy that best suits your needs.
Through careful selection, as well as ongoing monitoring, we can assist you in determining the right combination of alternative investments to complement your portfolio.
Alternative investments involve specific risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments and may be offered only to clients who meet specific suitability requirements, including minimum net worth tests. You should consider the special risks with alternative investments including limited liquidity, tax considerations, incentive fee structures, potentially speculative investment strategies, and different regulatory and reporting requirements. You should only invest in alternative investments if you do not require a liquid investment and can bear the risk of substantial losses.