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Endowments Allocate More Than Half Their Assets To Alternatives

Alternative investments have gained popularity with all types of investors in recent years, but universities, non-profits, and other entities that follow the ‘endowment’ style of investing now allocate more than half their portfolio to alternatives. Endowments like alternatives because it gives them a way to get uncorrelated alpha and strong risk-adjusted return, but a bullish equity market and strong correlations with many alternative strategies call that rationale into question.

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