Alternatives remain resilient

With strong momentum in 2018, increasing amounts of inflows into alternative assets look set to continue amid the search for higher income.

20 nov 2018

Real estate, infrastructure and private equity

  • Increasing amounts of capital is being allocated to infrastructure largely due to its low correlation to other asset classes, stable cash-yield and inflation protection qualities.
  • The attractiveness of infrastructure has been driven by its strong returns in a low-yielding environment.
  • However, record fundraising has also led to an increasingly competitive market, fueling rising valuations and a focus on non-core strategies.
  • Going into 2019, the global environment of high public valuations will be a cause for concern as private equity players fret over the availability of upside and the pressure it puts on private market valuations.

This article is part of Panorama: Investing in 2019, UBS Asset Management's outlook for the year ahead.

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