Alternative investments have been a hot topic among investment company executives. But so far, investors have yet to give them a warm reception.

Mutual fund industry data show that asset flows into most alternative investments, while positive, have been slow and downright disappointing, causing sponsors to trudge back to the drawing board and rethink how to best teach brokers and reach investors.

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