Alternative Assets Offer Opportunities

Investment trusts investing in illiquid areas such as renewable energy, biotech and frontier markets offer opportunities for those with a long-term view 

Holly Black 20 June, 2019 | 3:55PM
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Many investors may feel nervous about backing unquoted companies and other illiquid assets after the suspension of the Woodford Equity Income fund, but experts say there are a number of options for those attracted to the sector.

Morningstar analyst David Holder says: “The search for income has made illiquid alternative asset classes popular among investors, they can give you quite high levels of incomes and that has been quite a strong tailwind. They also offer uncorrelated returns – the drivers of returns are different from equities or bonds.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Biotech Growth Ord1,179.90 GBX0.33Rating
BlackRock Frontiers Ord129.50 GBX-0.77Rating
Chrysalis Investments Limited Ord247.00 GBX-1.98
Greencoat UK Wind142.37 GBX1.12
ICG Enterprise Trust Ord1,212.00 GBX-0.33Rating

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk