It’s a brave new world for investors, according to Natixis Global Asset Management President and CEO, U.S. and Asia, John Hailer. Amid the market volatility that has spiked this year, investors need alternative investments that are uncorrelated to the markets in order to build what Hailer calls “durable portfolios.”
But a sizable number of investors are not interested in alternatives, Natixis found in a survey of 463 investors. While 47% of investors are worried that market volatility will hurt their savings, 40% are not interested in alternatives. Eighty percent said the financial crisis of 2008 is still taking a toll on the markets, and 66% said they have lower expectations about future investment returns.