High-net-worth investors now will have access to alternative investment strategies due to a new agreement between Barings and iCapital Network, the financial technology platform. iCapital has provided Barings with a customized platform to offer alternative strategies to individual clients, including RIAs and their clients.
About 20% of Barings $306 billion in assets under management is in alternative strategies, defined as private credit, private equity, real assets (such as commodities, timber, energy) and real estate.
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“Clients are looking for a diversified set of solutions that can help them meet their investment goals,” said Duncan Robertson, head of Asia and global head of distribution and marketing for Barings, in a statement. “Increasingly, alternative investments are an important component of a balanced portfolio, and both our high-net-worth and institutional clients will now be able to leverage the full capabilities of our global investment platform.”