Sixty-three percent of investors in alternatives do not anticipate changes to their investment plans in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the results of a Preqin survey show.
And 29% expect to invest more in alternative investments in the long term than they would have prior to the pandemic, the survey indicated.
Meanwhile, 72% of private equity investors surveyed indicated that returns have met their expectations. Seventy-four percent of private debt investors, 72% of infrastructure investors and 66% of real estate investors said that returns have met their expectations. Forty-seven percent of hedge fund and 58% of natural resources investors said that returns are below expectations, according to the survey.
However, 42% expect returns to decline due to the COVID-19 crisis, the survey indicated.