Alternative investments such as real estate, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds are becoming ever more mainstream as investors seek to diversify their portfolios beyond the traditional composition of equities and bonds. Their performance will generally differ from traditional asset classes. This low correlation can make them a useful addition to a mainstream portfolio. However, they can have low liquidity, meaning they are more difficult to sell than other asset classes. Consequently, institutional investors have historically been the predominant investors in this asset class.

Whether seeking sources of income, capital growth, or enhanced portfolio resilience to volatility, alternatives offer a diverse range of opportunities for experienced investors.


Our Approach

Our teams have the independent agility to adapt to an evolving investment landscape. Their independent processes and proprietary insight provide the clarity to see beyond the mainstream markets. This is complemented by their full access to the strength and robust global infrastructure of our broader firm.

If you are unsure of the suitability of any investment, please consult a financial adviser. Alliance Bernstein is not authorised to provide investment advice. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than originally invested.