Structurally low interest rates represent a big challenge for investors, which can only partially be addressed with investment solutions focusing on listed financial assets.
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.