Real assets offer unique benefits within a portfolio that set them apart from traditional financial investments like equities and fixed income. Most investors are familiar with using precious metals, such as gold, as a hedge against a weak economy, but what other benefits can an allocation to real assets provide? What are the implications of the recent change in the Federal Reserve’s long-term approach to inflation, and how does that highlight the need for real asset exposure? In this white paper, Alerian discusses real asset investment considerations and how the asset class, and energy infrastructure in particular, can play an important role in a diversified portfolio.
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