“The biggest driver [of alternative funds’ growth] is likely advisors protecting some of the record gains clients have experienced over the last few years, particularly with all of the uncertainty in the market that coincided with the pandemic,” said Jeff Strange, relationship manager at FUSE Research. The pandemic has led to a “new outlook” for inflation and monetary policy, Strange said. Such uncertainty feeds volatility, he noted. The “bull market” has been going on for years, which has led the wealth management industry to prepare for “the party ending,” he added.
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Article published on January 11, 2022