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Why do you need them, what are the best ones and how many should you own? Nicola Brittain addresses the most oft-asked questions about alternatives

What are alternatives used for?

Alternatives are primarily used to provide diversification and improve a risk/return profile. Bond yields are at a record low and equities are overpriced, meaning alternatives are currently playing a valuable role. They can also help protect against inflation.

For Adrian Lowcock, investment director at Architas, the important thing is that alternatives diversify away from equities.

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