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Alternatives funds

Our long track record in alternatives investing helps us look beyond the traditional and develop new funds to address key investment challenges.

Alternatives assets managed firmwide

USD 38 B*

Track record managing alternative investments

20+ years

Number of alternative investment approaches


alternatives overview

We define alternatives broadly as investment exposures designed to perform differently than traditional asset classes. They may use a broader set of investment tools, including derivatives, shorting and leverage, or, more simply, provide exposure to asset classes whose risk/return profile differs from equities or bonds. We have more than 20 years’ experience investing in alternatives, and have been offering these strategies in funds since 2005.


The best of both worlds

Our alternatives capabilities benefit from what we think is the best of both worlds: the resources and reach of a global investment manager and the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of an alternatives boutique. Our private ownership model, world-class infrastructure and long-term mind-set help us attract and retain talented alternatives investment professionals. We combine their skill with robust risk-management tools to help us deliver solutions to the complex challenges investors face today.


A range of alternatives

Alternatives strategies used to be largely confined to hedge funds, which many investors were unable or unwilling to use. Now, investors can also get exposure to alternatives via UCITS fund structures, which bring the advantages of greater liquidity, transparency and regulatory oversight, as well as lower minimum investments. We offer a range of UCITS alternatives funds that provide access to Wellington Management’s long-standing capabilities in alternatives investing — giving investors the opportunity to tap new potential sources of return and diversify their holdings away from traditional asset classes.


There’s a reason that I’ve been only at Wellington for the past 30 years, and that’s because I don’t think that there’s another place where I’d have access to more support, more knowledge, or more wisdom on any subject and on any company around the world.

Nick Adams, Fund Manager


All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as of 30 June 2017.

*Approximately USD 7 billion of the alternatives AUM is also included in the AUM for fixed income, USD 14 billion is included in the equity AUM, and USD 15 billion is included in the multi-asset AUM.

Past performance is no guarantee of future performance and can be misleading. Funds returns are shown net of fees. Periods greater than one year are annualised. Source: Wellington Management

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