A research by Cerulli about the projected growth of the alternative mutual fund space is sure to be music to alternative mutual fund shops ears.

The research found that asset managers expect that alternative mutual funds will comprise of more than 15% of all mutual funds in 10 years. The leading driver behind managers’ interest in alternatives hinges on investors’ need to optimize the risk-adjusted performance of their portfolios. Another significant driver is managers’ expectations regarding future capital markets returns. Volatility and uncertainty is viewed by many managers as benefiting alternative investing.

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