Mixed fortunes predicted for alternative asset class ETFs

ETFs on alternative asset classes allow investors to diversify portfolios but do not require the infrastructure needed for direct investments and manager selection in alternative asset classes.

The benefits of using alternative index ETFs in a global portfolio have been analysed by Pezier.1

Currency ETFs often use certain currency strategies in futures markets, such as carry trades.

ETFs in the alternative investment universe must deal with illiquid underlying assets, an obligation at odds with