Monday, 27 February 2017
Last updated 14 min ago
Feb 16 2017 | 10:02pm ET
Nearly three out of four investors attending the Context Summits gathering in Miami two weeks ago plan to increase their allocations to alternative assets in the year ahead, according to a survey taken during the event.
Moreover, more than half view the alternative asset management industry positively this year, with an additional 36% taking a neutral stance, the poll revealed.
Context surveyed more than 200 institutional investors and family office executives during the conference, which took place February 1-3. It was the second year for the allocator survey. More than $3.1 trillion in cumulative AUM was represented at the conference this year, Context said in a statement.
Other key insights from the survey:
A more detailed report on the survey’s findings, along with complete results and in-depth analysis, will be available next month at www.contextsummits.com, Context said.
“Institutional investors and family offices are paying close attention to their alternative portfolios and constantly revisiting their allocations,” said Ron Biscardi, CEO of Context Capital Partners and chairman of Context Summits, in the statement. “But despite a difficult market environment, our survey indicates the appetite for alternative investing remains strong.”
Founded by Biscardi and Mark Salameh in 2013, Context Summits hosts a series of alternative investment industry events each year. The company is part of Context Capital Partners, an alternatives specialist founded in 2005 whose subsidiaries offer a diverse range of investment strategies, including hedge funds, liquid alternative mutual funds, and private equity funds.
In addition to Context Summits, the firm’s business units include Context Jensen Partners, Context Asset Management, Context BH Capital Management, Context Liberty Bell, Titan Capital Management and Adams Business Credit. Since inception, Context has led hedge fund seed deals totaling more than $400 million.