Strathclyde pours over £130m into niche assets

Strathclyde Pension Fund has approved more than £130m of investment in alternative assets, such as wind farms and trade finance, as it explores niche investments. Aniket Das, senior vice president of manager research at investment consultancy Redington, explains why schemes are often hesitant to invest in niche assets due to the difficulty faced identifying value in unfamiliar areas – and why understanding of the opportunities is key.