50% of advisors use alternatives, citing need for greater portfolio diversification
PGIM Investments’ quarterly survey of nearly 400 financial advisors’ sheds light on their views and preferences when it comes to alternative investments.
Bringing together the benefits of global scale and deep asset-class expertise across public and private markets, PGIM seeds, develops and manages a broad range of liquid and illiquid alternative strategies for some of the largest institutional investors globally.
We take a thoughtful approach to allocating to alternative strategies, and aligning these with clients’ investment objectives, risk profiles and liquidity preferences. It is because of this thoughtful, intentional approach, and our unwavering pursuit of performance, that institutional investors around the world trust PGIM to invest their more than $250 billion across our alternative strategies.1
PGIM Private Capital is a differentiated alternative credit manager, applying our unique sourcing capabilities and long-term discipline to capture consistent returns. Our global network allows us to penetrate target markets and offer unique deal flow to our investors. PGIM Private Capital’s experienced investment professionals leverage a direct calling approach to build close relationships with sponsors and lenders over time. We access opportunities with companies across the private capital risk spectrum and then use our regional office network to create a diversified portfolio of both sponsored-backed and non-sponsored leverage loans transactions.
Against a backdrop of low-to-negative global interest rates, stubbornly low inflation, weak economic growth, and potentially higher market volatility, institutional investors are looking for alternative sources of return to meet their investment goals.
PGIM Fixed Income offers a suite of alternative strategies that go beyond traditional fixed income. The strategies span a wide array of fixed income sectors, currencies, and derivatives and are designed to meet different risk and return objectives including low correlation to traditional fixed income and/or equities.
The platform ranges from long/short market-neutral relative value strategies that seek to capitalize on dislocations across developed market government bonds and derivatives, to a long/short emerging markets debt strategy, to high-conviction global macro and credit opportunity strategies.
At PGIM Fixed Income, we conduct intense fundamental analysis and utilize quantitative tools and methods to identify top-down macro and interest rate trends, long-term market trends, and short-term, tactical trading opportunities.
Jennison’s Global Healthcare strategy seeks to outperform long-only healthcare approaches over full market cycles by capturing positive return during upcycles and minimizing losses during down cycles. The investment team believes that excess returns can be generated by investing in a concentrated, high-conviction long/short portfolio and that correctly analyzing new product opportunities can identify new growth companies and lead to significant alpha generation. The strategy’s growth investment style focuses on the durability and sustainability of growth rather than on absolute growth rates. Jennison favors biotherapeutic companies with what are viewed as compelling fundamentals and innovative products and pipeline drugs, as disruptive innovation is believed to be the driver of healthcare sector growth.
PGIM Quantitative Solutions and PGIM Wadhwani offer systematic liquid alternative strategies that seek to outperform consistently over the long run while mitigating downside risk. We utilize proprietary models and optimization methods, and our selective factor exposures are based in economic theory and insights from behavioral finance. We continually seek to improve these processes through ongoing research and model enhancements. Our experienced investment professionals choose from a wide range of instruments to take long and short positions in different countries and asset markets. Offering custom strategic overlay and actively managed options, PGIM Quantitative Solutions and PGIM Wadhwani’s alternative strategies are designed to provide diversification benefits through low correlation to traditional assets to help our clients solve their unique investment challenges.
At PGIM, our alternative capabilities encompass a broad range of strategies across the liquidity spectrum and public and private markets.
PGIM Absolute Return Bond Fund
PGIM Global Real Estate Fund
PGIM Real Assets Fund
PGIM Real Estate Income Fund
PGIM Select Real Estate Fund
PGIM Wadhwani Systematic Absolute Return Fund
PGIM US Real Estate Fund
Private Real Estate
All data (unless otherwise noted) is as of March 31, 2021.
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