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- June 1, 2021: Vol. 14, Number 6

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Alternative investment allocators likely to increase allocations to less liquid strategies

by Andrea Zander

Those firms who allocate alternative investment dollars for large investors are showing no signs of skittishness, according to the Alternative Investment Allocator Survey conducted by leading law firm Seward & Kissel. The survey found that allocators are likely to increase allocations to less liquid strategies and continue to embrace emerging managers in 2021.

The survey analyzes the views of individuals from pension funds, endowments, family offices, seeders, high-net-worth individuals, and others. Asked how their organizations’ allocations across a wide range of alternative investments would change in 2021, on average 42 percent of participants anticipated their organizations would increase allocations to at least one strategy and 54 percent said they would maintain their allocations, while just 4 percent said their allocations would decrease. The strategies for which participants expect to increase allocations to in 2021 were primarily less liquid strategies typicall

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