Since 2000, alternative investment research has been part of the annual SFR Investment Services programme. The structure of the alternative investment portfolio and product demand trends are analysed among different groups of investors. Specific sections on, e.g. the use of consultants, are followed by a detailed examination of which companies have been selected to provide these services to institutional investors, how their role has changed and how they are expected to change.
Starting in 2022, the SFR will delve deeper into the world of alternative investments, where institutional investor allocations still seem to be growing strongly. We decided to launch a separate study of this investment category and to expand the research to include investment companies and family offices. In this way, we believe that we will be able to provide both asset owners and service providers with a more comprehensive research report that will contribute to the development of strategic management for the entire asset management community.
Benefits and uses of an SFR study
- Developing your product portfolio
- Improving the quality of your service
- Development of customer communications
- Managing customer relationships
- Developing customer perceived responsibility
- Support for decision-making