Mike Pinggera: What is the case for investing in 'real assets'

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Not all 'real asset' funds are created equal, warns Mike Pinggera, so it is important that advisers understand the composition of each one so as to be able to make an informed and confident decision for their clients

Against a backdrop of economic volatility, political uncertainty and stagnant yields, investors are increasingly turning to alternative assets in the hunt for long-term real returns, strong income streams and investment diversification. In this context, so-called ‘real assets' products have enjoyed a significant rise in popularity over the past few years - and understandably so. Largely insulated from macroeconomic volatility, investing in the foundations of an expansive economy offers stability, consistency and long-term growth. Gillian Hutchison: Should you be allocating to real ass...

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