After a long period of extremely low interest rates, the steep rise in inflation is forcing companies to approach their growth projects through new strategies and new means, in a phase of strong technological change, evolving competition and transition to sustainability.
In recent years Italy’s regulatory framework has allowed and encouraged the development of a range of new investment solutions. These have different liquidity and risk levels, but share the same goal: to bring private savings closer to the real economy, i.e. PIRs (Individual saving plans) and ELTIFs (European long - term investment funds).
In this context, ANIMA considered it strategic to start managing illiquid alternative products in order to meet the growing demand from its customers for investment solutions capable of creating a diversified portfolio with higher returns and lower volatility than those achievable with listed instruments. This is why Anima Alternative was born.
In January 2021 Anima Alternative launched its first product, the Anima Alternative 1 direct lending fund, followed in March 2023 by the launch of the second strategy, Anima Alternative 2.