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Dec 14, 2022

What Alternative Investors Will Expect in 2023

SS&C Intralinks recently published the seventh annual 2023 LP Survey, in association with Private Equity Wire, to provide a global overview of limited partner (LP) sentiment as it relates to the performance and resilience of alternative asset portfolios. The findings cover a variety of themes influenced by economic and geopolitical challenges like rising interest rates, inflation, global energy-supply crisis, conflict in Ukraine and more. We asked 200 global investors for their responses to the pressing questions that general partners (GPs) want to know the answers to.

Nov 23, 2022

How to Benefit from the Retail Alts Explosion

Recent years have seen explosive growth in the retail market for alternative investments, or “Retail alts” in the shorthand of the industry. Once the domain of sophisticated, wealthy qualified investors, the alternatives marketplace is being demystified and democratized. According to RIA Intel, around 45% of private wealth advisors allocate some of their client assets to alternatives.

Jun 10, 2022

Using Data to Identify the Best Alternative Investment Distribution Opportunities

Alternative investments have been gaining attention for some time, and this has only increased during the market volatility of 2022. In the wake of a market decline in which the traditional 60/40 portfolio has offered little shelter, investors are once again assessing future asset allocations. In particular, bonds may not be able to play the kind of stabilizing, if not additive role, that they have in recent years, especially if we see a return to the type of slow economic growth and high inflation that characterized the 1970s.

Aug 10, 2021

Developments in alternatives affecting product providers and distributors

As the S&P 500 continues to hit new highs, an increasingly large sum of retail and so-called “smart money” flows are focused on ferreting out any and all sources of non-correlated return streams. This includes relatively new investment classes such as cryptos and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) as well as traditional diversifiers such as gold, real estate, hedge funds and private equity.

Jan 9, 2020

2020 predictions for asset management

Recently, SS&C’s Research, Analytics and Consulting wrote a piece for Ignites, where we outlined our 2020 predictions for the asset and wealth management industries.  The following is a more in-depth review of our 2020 predictions.

Apr 17, 2019

How equipped are you to support debt instruments?

This blog will focus on the next steps; how can firms’ operations support debt instruments without incurring unacceptable cost or risk?

Mar 26, 2019

The rise of loan investments: why the change in course?

An increasing number of institutional and alternative asset managers are switching to new asset classes.

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