After the recent massive meltdown it’s no surprise that 81% of registered investment advisory firms and 79% of brokers/advisors believe that traditional asset allocation relying on stocks, bonds and cash provides insufficient portfolio diversification.

In a survey released Wednesday by Rydex/SGI, a purveyor of alternative investment solutions, a majority of respondents used alternatives or were interested in them for portfolio diversification. The Rydex survey, conducted in November and December, polled 291 professionals—including RIAs and advisors from independent and wirehouse shops.

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