Liquid Alternatives

Christopher J. Bricker, CFA, CAIAChristine M. Johnson, CFA

Liquid alternative investments are a fast-growing category that can help investors build better, more diversified portfolios. But incorporating them requires a disciplined framework that should include defining an investment objective, determining how to allocate, deciding how to source the funding and choosing the right managers.

Alternative: Attractive Opportunity
1994–2013, Percent

Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Alternatives are represented by HFRI Fund Weighted Composite; stocks by MSCI World; bonds by Barclays US Aggregate Bond; and cash by BofA Merrill Lynch 0-3 Month US Treasury Bill. An investor cannot invest directly in an index and its performance does not reflect the performance of any AllianceBernstein portfolio.
Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA), Barclays, Hedge Fund Research (HFR), MSCI and AllianceBernstein


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