With the global economy experiencing a synchronised upswing in Q1 2017, alternative income specialists assess the scale and availability of premia from investing in private assets.

Assets not listed on public markets are receiving much greater attention, as pension schemes, insurance companies and other long-term investors are challenged to meet their return requirements through traditional investment strategies. In the first of a new series of quarterly reports, Aviva Investors’ specialists in alternative income look more closely at the factors driving yields in infrastructure debt, private corporate debt, commercial real estate, structured finance and unlevered infrastructure. They identify key themes and areas to watch for investors seeking to enhance diversification and lift risk adjusted returns.      

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