- August 14, 2020
- Posted by: Bespoke Connections
- Category: Business plans, Family Offices, Funding trends, Investing, Networking
We are operating in difficult uncertain economic environments challenging institutional investors and those managing investment portfolios, using traditional stocks and bonds strategies to achieve investment objectives. Investors are increasingly exploring investments in alternative asset classes. Ankush Mehta of Bespoke Connections says: “COVID19 was an unprecedented event, with so many disruptions globally this makes investment decisions more complicated.”
Whether real estate, infrastructure, logistics or commercial, alternative asset classes are emerging to provide some protection from an uncertain economic outlook. Alternative assets, such as real estate, can be attractive because they might correlate less with the economic cycle.
Townsend’s View of the World report talks about the changing consumer behaviours and ways of working are transforming today’s real estate. Retail, apartments, office and industrial buildings remain viable investment targets, the rise of e-commerce and the so-called “Amazon effect” is making warehouses and distribution centres an increasingly attractive option for investors.
No one individual or business can control economic uncertainty, stock market volatility or interest rates, asset classes such as real estate can potentially deliver returns while managing risk.
Bespoke will be running a virtual seminar on Real Estate – Alternative Investment in post Covid-19.
This interactive webinar in September will recap how the Commercial Real Estate Industry has fared in the Pandemic. Ankush will be joined by Peter N. Wenzel, MRICS, Managing Director at RLI and Hugh Elrington – Managing Director at Barwood Capital. (Link to registration)
* Diversification does not ensure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal. Diversification among investment options and asset classes may help to reduce overall volatility.