Fixed Income  

‘Picky’ investors seek new ways to buy alternatives

Ryan Hughes, head of fund selection at AJ Bell, added: “When it comes to the more unusual asset classes like peer-to-peer or [specialist] investment trusts, we are still in the early stages. There are some early adopters but those people are still very much at the fringes.

“As always there’s a risk alternatives will get used inappropriately and people won’t completely understand what they are buying. 

“You need to understand what the drawdown could be and what the liquidity risks are.”