An increasing number of financial advisors advocate using alternative investments in client portfolios as a way to increase diversification, according to the 2010 Rydex|SGI Annual AdvisorBenchmarking Study.

Approximately 71% of the advisors surveyed advocate using alternatives for their clients, with 19% having at least half of their clients invested in alternatives. Diversification is continues to be the main driver for advisors using alternatives. In 2007, 60% of advisors surveyed cited diversification as the primary reason for investing in alternatives. In 2009 that number rose to 76%.

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