Financial advisors plan to increase their use of alternative investments this year, according to Jackson National Life Insurance Co. One big challenge: they need to understand the asset class better.

More than nine in 10 advisors (95%) said they expect to increase their use of alternative asset classes over the next year. Of those, more than half said they would increase their use by 15% or more. Among the holdouts who have never used alternative asset classes in the past, more than 90% said they are now considering using them.

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