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									Opalesque Alternatives Report Findings Backed by AAA

A new report from Opalesque has issued guidance on launching an
alternative investment strategy for a mutual fund, and has attracted
support from Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

Boston, MA, US., December 10, 2011 -- A new report from Opalesque has
issued guidance on launching an alternative investment strategy for a
mutual fund, and has attracted support from Alternative Asset Analysis
(AAA).

The main findings of the report, entitled 'Regulated Alternative Funds:
The New Conventional,' was that attitudes to alternative strategies have
changed hugely as a result of the ongoing economic crisis.

The report found that over $58 billion was invested in regulated funds
that used alternative strategies in the first half of this year, which
AAA claims demonstrates how these strategies are becoming the new
mainstream.

AAA is an advocacy group in favor of alternative and ethical investment
strategies. Its analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, said, “Opalesque’s
latest report highlights why the alternative approach to investment has
become so important to both individuals and institutional investors in
recent years.

“Putting cash in alternative asset classes that are not affected by wider
economic trends is vital in order to reduce the exposure to risk in a
portfolio,” he added.

The report also found that the growth in alternatives is also being
driven by the desire among investors to reduce the volatility within
their investment portfolios, so that they can be sure they will not lose
disproportionate amounts when the stock markets falter as they have on
several occasions in the past year alone.

AAA added that the ongoing crisis in the Eurozone has meant that the
equities market has lost much of its viability for many investors. The
economic crisis has also prompted more people to seek out responsible and
ethical investments, such as those that help communities in developing
countries through impact investing.

Investment opportunities that are also environmentally responsible, such
as the forestry investment products offered by Greenwood Management in
Brazil, for example, are also growing in popularity. Mr Johnson added,
“We believe that if investors continue to increase their interest in
alternatives, and particularly in social and environmental investment
projects, the likelihood of another market crash could fall.”

Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320
UNITED STATES
617-939-9596
info@alternativeassetanalysis.com
http://www.alternativeassetanalysis.com

								
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