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Interest in the alternative assets industry has increased dramatically in the past decade. This authorative guide from research firm Preqin Ltd surveys more than 400 institutional investors to seek their perspectives on the investments that make up the alternative assets sector, and to garner their views of what 2019 might hold for the industry. It is a penetrating and graphically rich study that, although laden with statistics, is easy to read and follow, and it should be useful to anyone interested in learning more about the alternative assets industry.

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Preqin Ltd offers data, tools and insights on the alternative assets industry.


The alternative assets industry is at a crossroads. On the one hand, growth has been stellar, with total assets under management approaching $9.5 trillion worldwide.

But dark clouds loom on the horizon. The industry faces record-high asset prices, stiff competition for capital among the primary asset categories and extreme pressure on fund managers to continue performing for their investors. 

Six primary sectors make up the alternative assets industry: private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources. A survey of institutional investors shows that 18% have at least...

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