Public Market Alternatives


Public Market Alternatives

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In a world where virtually all asset classes are expensive and interest rates are at all-time lows, having strategies that can deliver an absolute-return profile is a game changer for portfolios. Public Market Alternatives delivers diversified returns uncorrelated to the equity markets for our clients, and the liquidity to stay agile in changing market conditions.

IMCO’s Public Market Alternatives (PMA) program offers a powerful combination of true diversification and absolute returns, matched by flexibility and a commitment to innovation. By remaining separate from equities, our strategy seeks to deliver high-value returns to our clients on a risk-adjusted basis while staying liquid and flexible to take full advantage of rapidly shifting market dynamics.

Our PMA team’s expertise is enhanced by a unique “incubator” approach to emerging opportunities, from investing in mining financing to gain exposure to rising commodity cycles or taking royalty positions on specific healthcare sector segments. Our select, in-depth relationships with world-class external managers bring a proven and sustainable advantage to the table, offering differentiated investment opportunities with attractive terms to our clients. All our fund manager selections are benchmarked against ESG screening, analysis and stewardship practices.

We invest in a variety of mandates—from equity neutral, event-driven, and global macro and currency investments to volatility arbitrage—to enhance risk-adjusted returns. IMCO’s collaborative, nimble approach to solving investment challenges while creating client value enable us to move quickly and with conviction while maintaining a disciplined and transparent view of risk.


As of Dec 31, 2021

$4.9 Billion

Public Market Alternatives’ assets under management


Of IMCO’s overall portfolio

Our Investment Strategy in Action

Diversified and Agile: Using Public Market Alternatives to navigate an uneven economic recovery

True diversification has become more important than ever to investors, especially amid expectations of an uneven COVID-19 economic recovery. Managing Director of Public Market Alternatives and Factor Investing Oleg Mogilny shares how the portfolio helps IMCO diversify and manage its risk profile while uncovering opportunities to drive returns.
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IMCO’s Public Market Alternatives program takes dynamic approach to managing risk and amid pandemic uncertainty

A year and a half after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, an uneven economic recovery is taking hold across markets – and other risk events on the horizon are foreshadowing even more volatility ahead. Oleg Mogilny, Managing Director, Public Market Alternatives and Factor Investing, shares how his team is creating value and generating returns in an uncertain environment.
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