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					     AAA says Investment Managers are Ready to Try Alternatives
  A new survey has been praised by alternative investment advocacy group, AAA, for finding
    that 85 per cent of the investors were satisfied with the performance of their alternative
                                           investments.

Boston, MA, September 26, 2012 - A new survey by Natixis Global Asset Management has been
praised by alternative investment advocacy group, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), for finding
that 85 per cent of the investors were satisfied with the performance of their alternative
investments.

Popular alternative investments such as silver, wine, art and gold are regularly outperforming
bonds and equity investments as people diversify to protect their assets from a volatile stock
market.

AAA recommends ethical investments, such as investing in sustainable forestry programs run by
firms like Greenwood Management in Brazil, to protect against inflation while supporting green
initiatives. Investments in these areas help to reduce deforestation and stimulate a green
economy, while also supporting the local community by providing jobs.

Natixis Global Asset Management polled more than 150 managers and found that 76 per cent said
that alternatives are essential in protecting against risk in the current climate. As stocks and
currency investments struggle, 88 per cent of the managers said they were ‘satisfied’ with their
alternative investments and a whopping 93 per cent even said that they would increase or
maintain their current alternative bets if they had the chance to plan their year again.

With continued political instability in the Eurozone, investment managers need to think outside the
box. John Hailer, president and chief executive of Natixis Global Asset Management in the
Americas and Asia, said investors are ‘on edge’ and the poll found almost 75 per cent said that
they have changed their approach to risk management over the past five years.

AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, says that investment in a commodity such as timber is
much safer than speculating on stocks or property. “Timber investments have beaten inflation
over the past 100 years by an average of 3.3 per cent.,” Mr Johnson said. “It’s out with the old
and in with the new – green investments are the future.”

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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