New Research by German specialist manager Lupus Alpha suggests that institutional allocations in Liquid Alternatives and Risk Premia strategies are not only growing, but are becoming a commonplace feature of the portfolio construction process.  There is a suggestion that this has, to a degree, been at the expense of more established Absolute Return and Long/Short strategy investing - categories which made up two-thirds of the Alt UCITS market as recently as 2014 but which now represent less than half of new funds licensed for distribution.

Meanwhile, in the UK the formidable growth of factor investing over the past ten years or so feels like it's set for the next stage in its evolution, as Liquid Alt's looks to become a feature of some well established multi-asset and passive based platforms...