AAA back research showing wealthy investors prefer emerging markets
Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed new research suggesting that wealth managers are
increasingly willing to invest their client’s fortunes in alternative assets and emerging markets.
AAA says that this mirrors their own findings into the investing patterns of wealth managers.
Boston, MA, USA, July 29, 2011 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed new research
suggesting that wealth managers are increasingly willing to invest their client’s fortunes in alternative
assets and emerging markets and says that this closely matches AAA's own findings.
The research, by consultancy Scorpio Partnership, found that 84 per cent of the investment professionals
that they questioned said they expect investment in the Asia Pacific region to pay off in the coming 12
months. A third said they hoped to increase investment in Latin America in the coming year, and the same
percentage consider the Middle East and North Africa to be good bets for wealthy investors.
AAA is an alternative investment advocacy organization and its analyst partner, Anthony Johnson, has over
ten years experience as a fund manager in the UK and the US. He stated, “These latest results show that
assets and regions that were once deemed risky as increasingly being seen as good prospects for wealthy
investors who want to diversify the risk in their portfolios.”
Some 31 per cent of those questioned in the survey said that they intend to invest in more alternative
assets, such as hedge funds. The survey covered an impressive 22 international wealth management
firms, responsible for managing around 33 per cent of all private client assets through wealth management
Catherine Tillotson, the managing partner at Scorpio Partnership, explained that increasing volatility in the
cash and equities markets is driving people towards alternatives. She said that in light of these fears: “It is
… not surprising that we are seeing an increasing allocation to alternative investments, particularly hedge
funds, as inflationary concerns hit the bond and cash markets.”
AAA encourages investment in emerging economies and alternative assets, such as the sustainable
forestry project being run in Brazil by firms like Greenwood Management. “This type of funds is perfect for
both high-net-work individuals and people who only want to invest EUR 10,000 or so,” explained Mr
He added, “Alternative assets investment projects in emerging markets are a lucrative and often ethical
choice these days. AAA is particularly keen to encourage impact investing as a profitable and socially-
conscious option for wealthy investors who want to give something back."
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