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By Cleo Chang - October 25, 2017
Alternative investments can be an important strategic addition to traditional portfolios. They're designed for weathering a volatile market, generating attractive returns and providing all-important diversification. But that also means they're not designed to outpace a rising market—like the one we're in now that began in 2009. As market gains extend further, a growing number of investors seem to be concerned about the equity market and the appetite for alternative strategies is on the rise.
The alternative investment universe is broad; I believe there's always opportunity to be found. As we extend into the later innings of the economic and business cycle, three areas seem well-suited to the environment:
Only one thing keeps me up at night. I address this "x factor" in the video below and share why I'm optimistic about alternative investments.
Alternatives Portfolio Manager Hitesh Patel explores how his team is finding yield outside of traditional investment markets.
Q3 was good to alternative investments, and SVP Cleo Chang expects a smooth period for the foreseeable future. Find out why in her Q4 update.
October 25, 2017
Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang explains our alternatives team’s active approach in one of the longest bull markets on record.
As markets wrestle with rising rates, a reduced Federal Reserve balance sheet and the impact of tax reform, could alternative investments provide an avenue for investors to diversify their portfolios beyond stocks and bonds?
February 16, 2018
SVP Head of Alternatives Cleo Chang sees these three challenges heading into 2018 that may cause investors to reexamine the risk exposure in their portfolios.
February 06, 2018
Alternative mutual funds that hold a variety of non-traditional investments also often employ more complex trading strategies than traditional mutual funds. Each of these different alternative asset classes and investment strategies have unique risks making them more suitable for investors with an above average tolerance for risk.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.
The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.