Family offices show desire to explore alternative asset classes
Other - NOVEMBER 29, 2023

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Family offices show desire to explore alternative asset classes

by Andrea Zander

In prior surveys family offices have consistently emphasized their desire to explore new investment opportunities and diversify their portfolios, according to a survey of family offices conducted by Campden Wealth and RBC. However, this year, both conventional priorities have been eclipsed by the focus on investing in alternative asset classes. This shift can likely be attributed to the appeal of alternatives such as real estate, commodities and hedge funds, which have been widely recommended as effective hedges against inflationary pressures.

Despite the cautious approach adopted by family offices in response to the retreat of financial markets, their perspectives on the sources of the best long-term returns remain steadfast.

Private equity and venture capital continue to head the list, followed closely by public market equities and real estate.

The report, which is accompanied by European and Asia Pacific editions, is based on a statistical analysis of 330 sur

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