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AAA has welcomed the results of a new survey that show an increase in the number of advisers
                             offering alternative investments.

Boston, MA, August 04, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed the results of a
new survey that show an increase in the number of advisers offering alternative investments.

The Elite Access Alternative Investment Survey, by Jackson National Life, was released earlier this
week, and shows that 90 per cent of financial advisers said they plan to offer more alternative
investment options to their clients in the coming 12 months.

The results, “showed an overwhelming increase in the expected use of alternatives to help offset
market volatility and potentially improve portfolio diversification,” according to a statement from
Jackson. The survey also found that many advisers want more guidance on how to leverage the
alternative options they are offering.

In terms of the level of the increase in alternatives being offered, more than 50 per cent of the
advisers questioned said that would up their supply of alternative investments by at least 15 per
cent over the coming years, while a third said they would increase it by 20 per cent or more.

Jackson’s Executive Vice President, Clifford Jack, said, “The trend toward alternative asset classes
among retail investors has been growing steadily for the past several years and this survey
highlights the growing demand for new strategies.”

This reflects what AAA’s analysis partner Anthony Johnson has been saying. He claims that the
appetite for alternatives has increased in light of the global economic crisis. “We are seeing more
and more regular investors looking for a more tangible option, along with ones that have a low
level of correlation with the stock and bonds markets.”

AAA supports a range of alternative investments, but advocates impact investing and forestry
investment very actively. “Investing in timberland that is grown sustainably can deliver fantastic
returns and is also a more ethical option for those who wish to make a positive difference with
their investment choices,” added Johnson.

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

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