Stuart P. Quint, CFA, Senior Investment Manager and International Strategist
We were proud to be Premier Sponsors of this year’s Financial Services Institute’s OneVoice conference. We participated on multiple panels while there and had the opportunity to network and hear from many industry experts to learn about the latest within the industry.
I participated on the panel, Educating Clients in the Search for Yield, that addressed the issue of whether or not alternatives provide a legitimate and sustainable source of income. After a great discussion, we concluded that investors need to understand what they are buying and should consider these issues when doing their due diligence:
- There is a variety of alternatives that come with lower (but not zero) correlation to traditional asset classes (equities and bonds) absolute return, real asset, BDC, private equity strategies have different return and risk profiles; liquid and illiquid structures.
- It is important to be aware of the risk components within strategy: interest rate, credit, operational, funding risk.
- Don’t stretch for promise of high yield as high yield is only one part of total return.
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