Our research suggests that well-diversified allocations to alternatives can improve long-term investment outcomes for many investors. They can boost returns or reduce risk depending on the type of assets in the investors portfolio.

Alternatives can help diversify market risks because their returns are driven primarily by active management, rather than returns from equity or bond market exposure. But all managers are not created equal: historically, there has been wide dispersion between the best and worst performers. This means that manager selection is critical for success, as is diversification by manager and strategy.

Exposure to alternative investments needs to be considered in the context of your personal investment plan.

Bernstein Alternative Investments

Today our offerings include alternative solutions and strategies to suit a range of risk and return objectives, covering numerous asset classes, including equities, fixed income and currencies.


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Multi-Manager Alternative Fund Product Profile
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