Alternative Benchmarking

The Choices and Challenges of Performance Measurement

July 2016

The rise of alternative asset allocation has put alternative performance measurement on asset owners’ radar.

The challenges of choosing a benchmark — whether market-based or universe-based — are well known. But how do they play out in practice? And how can plan sponsors best navigate those challenges?

To answer these questions, we consulted a reliable source: our clients. In our latest white paper, we reveal the key challenges clients face when weighing their alternative asset benchmarking options (hint: timing, methodology and cost — not necessarily in that order), and how those challenges impact their business.