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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Releases 2021 Guide to Alternatives


NEW YORK, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- J.P. Morgan Asset Management today announced the launch of the 2021 Guide to Alternatives, providing an objective analysis of the key themes impacting alternative investments. In its third year, the quarterly Guide provides an objective analysis of the trends shaping alternatives after a COVID-19-impacted 2020, drilling down into sub-asset classes including real estate, infrastructure and transport, private credit, private equity and hedge funds.

Some of the major themes analyzed in the latest edition of the Guide, include:

  • The role of real assets in a world of higher inflation (slide 9)
  • The continued growth of SPACs and the rise of the retail investor (slide 32)
  • The outlook for private credit in world of growing debt (slide 35)
  • The future of office real estate and potential long-term winners and losers (slide 11)

"As bond yields remain muted and equity valuations stretched, investors are increasingly seeking objective insights into alternative investments as they continue to search for opportunities to reduce volatility and enhance portfolio returns, said Anton Pil, Head of Global Alternatives, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. "Our 2021 Guide to Alternatives provides an analysis of the major themes impacting alternative investments, arming investors with the insights they need to make informed decisions when allocating to the asset class."

"As investors look to take advantage of the economic recovery following a COVID-19-driven downturn last year, our latest Guide to Alternatives delivers an effective framework for both evaluating and implementing alternatives into portfolios," said David Lebovitz, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. "The pandemic accelerated existing trends and exacerbated existing challenges, but also created a number of opportunities. Going forward, the prudent investor will look to take advantage of these developments across a variety of alternative investments to address the still-present headwinds related to expected returns and income generation."

To view the full 2021 Guide to Alternatives, click here

About J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives 

J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives is the alternative investment arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. With more than 50 years as an alternatives investment manager, $160 billion in assets under management and more than 600 professionals (as of December 31, 2020), we offer strategies across the alternative investment spectrum including real estate, private equity and credit, infrastructure, transportation, liquid alternatives, and hedge funds. Operating from offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, our 14 independent alternative investment engines combine specialist knowledge and singular focus with the global reach, vast resources and powerful infrastructure of J.P. Morgan to help meet each client's specific objectives. For more information:

About J.P. Morgan Asset Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under management of USD 2.3 trillion (as of 31 December 2020), is a global leader in investment management. J.P. Morgan Asset Management's clients include institutions, retail investors and high net worth individuals in every major market throughout the world. J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity and liquidity.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the marketing name for the asset management businesses of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and its affiliates worldwide. 

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