Institutional Investors

Pensions upping alternatives, says SEI

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An SEI Quick Poll released last month shows a significant increase in the percentage of pension portfolios investing in alternatives when compared to the previous three years of polling.

This year nearly eight out of ten (78%) pension executives surveyed by SEI reported that their organisation had some allocation to alternatives in the pension portfolio, compared to 65% in 2010. However, while more plans in 2011 appear to be using alternative investments, allocations greater than 10% of the overall portfolio appear to have decreased – to 42% of plans with more than $300 million in assets from 77%