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Investing in private markets and Hedge Funds

Alternative Investments


Why wellington for alternatives?

Investing in alternatives since 1994, Wellington brings global scale and deep investment expertise across public and private markets.

We have a long history of leveraging our scale and resources to develop alternative investment strategies based on clients’ evolving needs.

USD 30 B+

Alternatives assets managed firmwide

30+ years

Track record managing alternative investments


Client locations

All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as of 31 December 2023.

Why invest in alternatives?

Different source of returns

Alternatives offer a different way to achieve investment goals, using sophisticated investment techniques.

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Diversity beyond traditional investments

This could produce fewer correlated returns than traditional investing, which may help diversify an investor’s portfolio.

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Drive through market cycles

With these potential benefits, alternatives could also help to drive returns across market cycles.

Capital at risk. Alternative investments can be speculative and use leverage, which may magnify potential losses. They can also be subject to illiquidity, volatility and counterparty risks.

Our capabilities

At Wellington, alternative investment strategies range from hedge funds using long/short equity, to private equity providing exposure to companies not available in the public markets.


As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, Wellington offers a broad range of hedge fund strategies across asset classes.


As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, Wellington offers a broad range of hedge fund strategies across asset classes.


Private investments can provide the opportunity to access high-potential unlisted businesses, by investing at different stages of their growth journey.

Alternative Insights

Frequently asked questions

Alternative investing includes varying investment strategies and styles used to achieve investment goals. Using sophisticated methods, alternatives can access all asset classes, including through hedge funds and private investments.

Traditional investing is primarily long-only investments in asset classes such as public equities and bonds. Alternative investments use a wider range of investment strategies, including long-short investing, hedge funds and private investments.

Alternative investments offer the potential for higher returns, greater diversification and wider access to investment opportunities than traditional investments. Notably, alternative investments can use leverage, which can serve to magnify potential losses. Additionally, they can be subject to increased illiquidity, volatility and counterparty risks, among other risks.