Alternative Investing

Alternative Investing

Learn how your organization can benefit from alternative investing. 

What are Alternative Investments?

Alternative investments make up a broad spectrum of non-traditional asset classes and strategies. They can include private equity, venture capital, private credit, hedge funds/liquid alternatives, infrastructure and real estate. Alternative Investing has the potential to offer greater diversification than traditional equity and fixed-income investments.*

What is the Role of Alternative Investments?

Alternative investments can fulfill several roles within investment portfolios, including diversification, capital growth, income generation and protection in market downturns. 

A strong alternative investment strategy focuses on:

How Aon Can Help

  • Global Capability

    At Aon, we have strong global investment manager capability, including a dedicated team focused on finding alternative investment managers and products and implementing strategies.

  • Expert Analysis

    We provide expert analysis, reporting, and advice on existing and potential alternative investments, discretionary portfolio implementation, manager search and selection, and monitoring.

  • Our Services

    Our alternative investing services include:

    • Fund research and due diligence
    • Portfolio construction
    • Reporting and investment performance analytics
    • Sector and sub-sector research
    • Implementation strategies

  • Alternative Investing Specialisms

    We have alternative investment specialisms in the following areas:

    Private Equity: Our service offerings incorporate direct fund investing, co-investments, back-office services, and reporting/ monitoring.

    Private Credit: Aon’s cross-asset class private credit team draws on the expertise of our fixed income, private equity and liquid alternatives teams to collectively identify a wide range of investment opportunities across direct lending, alternative credit and real estate-related strategies. This combined team underwrites funds and builds solutions for a wide variety of private credit mandates.

    Real Estate: The Townsend Group, an Aon company, has built a global, multi-manager investment platform and advisory capability that offers our clients access to investment opportunities in real estate. We provide exposure to diversifying solutions that cover the full return-risk spectrum, from core and core-plus to value-add and opportunistic. We offer a range of options, from debt to equity, global or regional, and open-ended and closed-end funds, to tailor the exposure to client needs.

    Liquid Alternatives: The liquid alternatives team researches a wide range of diversifying strategies with varying levels of liquidity. The team helps clients incorporate hedge funds, alternative credit, insurance-linked securities and other opportunistic strategies into their overall investment portfolios.

* Diversification does not ensure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal. Diversification among investment options and asset classes may help to reduce overall volatility.

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