Research Reports»Alternatives Report 2020

Over recent years, alternative funds have moved increasingly mainstream as investors have sought to balance their appetites for risk and return and achieve diversification in their portfolios.

Jersey is an established jurisdiction as an international fund domiciliation hub, with the net asset value of regulated funds under administration totalling £361 billion (€400 billion).

Our new survey points the way ahead for professionals in all corners of the important – and fast-expanding – alternatives sector.

When respondents were asked which asset classes offered the most exciting opportunities over the next five years (fig 3), private equity and infrastructure emerged as clear favourites. In each instance, 48% marked them out for strong growth; by contrast, only 14% felt the same way about real estate.

When it came to assessing the types of organisations that will drive demand for alternatives in future, the results were less evenly dispersed

Looking at alternative fund domiciliation next, we asked respondents to identify the key factors in the decision-making process (fig 8).

Next, we asked to what extent the introduction of international regulation has prompted, or is prompting, the alternatives industry to restructure (fig 9).

The survey asked participants to consider the impact of cost pressures on the alternative asset management industry (fig 11). The overarching message is that the industry faces a range of pressures to demonstrate value for money.


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