Summary of Alternative Investments 2020

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Alternative investments, now a fixture of the financial industry landscape, have undergone significant growth as well as change. The World Economic Forum updates its continuing review of the sector with a comprehensive look at the factors affecting the business’s future prospects. Useful graphics accompany the informative text. Though it never dispenses investment advice, getAbstract nonetheless recommends this forward-looking analysis of alternative investments to asset managers and investors.

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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization that engages leaders of business, politics, academia and society to improve the state of the world.

 

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Between 1999 and 2014, assets invested in alternatives, such as private equity and hedge funds, increased from $1 trillion to more than $7 trillion, and may climb to $13 trillion by 2020. Global monetary policies, the emergence of developing markets and graying populations in advanced economies will drive the future growth of alternatives. Thanks to financial reforms and growing private wealth in emerging markets, private equity investments in developing nations increased tenfold between 2000 and 2013. In developed economies, where pension schemes struggle to keep up with aging cohorts, alternatives could...


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