Summary of Alternative Investments 2020

The Future of Alternative Investments

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Alternative Investments 2020 summary
Regulations, macroeconomics and demographics will shape the alternative investment landscape in coming years.


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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why alternative investment assets have grown,
  • How the alternative investment landscape is changing and
  • How alternative asset managers might tailor their businesses to adapt to the new environment.


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...
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