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The Alternatives Edge

Experience the edge.

USD 29.1B*

Alternatives assets managed firmwide

25+ years

Track record managing alternative investments


Clients in our alternative investment approaches

All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as at 31 March 2023. *Please note that all alternatives assets are also included in the assets of the Equity, Fixed Income, and Multi-Asset asset-class categories.

The alternatives edge

We help clients tap into a wide variety of return streams to pursue their return-seeking and risk-mitigation goals. How?


Our portfolio managers are highly specialized and performance-driven. And they stay with us, putting their savvy and skill to work for clients.


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We offer a range of alternative investments, from long/short equity and credit to global multi-strategy and private equity, as well as custom solutions.


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Meet some of the dedicated members of our experienced alternatives team.

mark sullivan

Mark Sullivan


Head, Hedge Fund Group
Mark is responsible for driving the long-term investment performance of the firm’s hedge fund strategies. He is also the team leader for our Global Macro Team.
Michael Carmen

Michael Carmen

Co-Head, Private Investments
As co-head of Private Investments, Michael manages our diversified late-stage growth equity business that invests across technology, consumer, health care, and financial services sectors. In addition, he leads the firm’s effort to deepen and broaden private investment capabilities to support growth and ensure strong overall investment results. He has spent a large part of his career investing in diversified portfolios in the small- and mid-cap equity markets, and he authors papers on topics concerning investment trends in late-stage growth and small-cap equity portfolios. He works in our Boston office.
shanna oreilly

Shanna O'Reilly

Co-Head, Private Investments
As co-head of Private Investments, Shanna helps to lead the expansion and oversight of the firm’s private investment business. She previously served as the chief operating officer of Wellington Alternative Investments.


See the breadth of styles, sectors, and strategies in our alternative investment platform.

Hedged Equity

Regional and thematic long/short listed equity approaches.

Absolute Return Fixed Income

Fixed income and currency approaches with an absolute return style.


Investments across asset classes with an absolute return approach.

Real Assets

Approaches that invest in physical assets, including commodities.

Private Equity

Investing in the equity of unquoted companies.


Past performance is no guarantee of future performance and can be misleading. Funds returns are shown net of fees.
Source: Wellington Management

Investment in the funds described on this website carries a substantial degree of risk and places an investor’s capital at risk. The price and value of investments is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up. An investor may not get back the original amount invested and an investor may lose all of their investment. Investment in the funds described on this website is not suitable for all investors. If an investor is in any doubt as to the suitability of an investment in a fund, an investor should consult an independent financial advisor. The information on this website does not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise transact in any security including, but not limited to, shares in the funds. An investor should only invest in a fund once that investor has carefully read and understood the offering documents for the relevant fund, which are the relevant prospectus, and Key Investor Information which contain further information on the risks and features of the fund, and the latest financial reports and any other offering documents for the fund which are available on this Website. Unless stated otherwise data is as at previous month end.