Transformations in Alternatives is a new series that helps the alternative investment market rise to today’s most pressing business challenges.
Over the last decade, alternatives have gone from being niche financial products reserved for large institutional and ultra-wealthy clients to more widely-accepted and mainstream. As both institutional and retail investors become more sophisticated, seeking alpha and sustainable investment returns, the alternative space has continued to rise in popularity through a variety of different investment products and structures. As such, the value growth of hedge fund and private equity assets has outperformed the value growth of the S&P 500 index since 2010.
But have firms’ operations kept pace with this marketplace growth?
DTCC’s Alternative Investment Product (AIP) Services explores this question at length in three PDFs in Transformations in Alternatives. The findings outlined span across the entire alternatives investment market, including financial intermediaries, alternatives managers, and fund administrations, and draw on personal interviews with executives deeply embedded in both the industry and their firms’ processes and technologies.