The appetite for alternatives - what our survey reveals

Jersey is an established jurisdiction as an international fund domiciliation hub, with the net asset value of regulated funds under administration totaling £361 billion. Alternative funds – from private equity to infrastructure and real estate – now account for more than 80% of Jersey’s funds business, and this survey was undertaken to get a sense of the future direction of this asset class amid the numerous challenges that lay ahead. These include global economic volatility as a result of Covid-19, ESG factors to bring down carbon emissions and responding to regulation.

With multiple factors and risks orbiting the investment landscape, what is the appetite for alternatives? Where do investors identify the greatest opportunities? And how critical are ESG factors to alternative investment strategies?

Funds Europe, in association with Jersey Finance, surveyed the industry to provide answers to these core questions.

The resulting report – The Global Alternatives Report 2020 – can be viewed as a digital edition, and features a full commentary on the survey findings by the editor of Funds Europe, with a foreword by our Director of Funds, Elliot Refson and insights on the results from some of Jersey’s prominent funds experts.