Due to the increasing demand and the prominent role of alternative investments in the asset allocation of institutional investors, BAI aims to inform about basics, strategies, chances and risks of alternative investment investments and strategies by means of information brochures. Contents exceed the mere basics and aim to give a first in-depth insight, on the basis of which a more intensive examination of alternative investments should be possible.
BAI has created a series of fact sheets that provide information on alternative investments in general and on individual strategies and asset classes in more detail. They are intended to promote understanding of the background of alternative investment strategies and concepts as well as how and why they are used. Both the benefits of the investments and the associated risks are presented. Additionally, the players who invest in this segment are also addressed. Frequently used technical terms are explained in a clear and concise manner.
The BAI publishes annually the BAI Investor Survey. Comprising 77 institutional investors from Germany, together managing around 1,300 billion assets under management, the BAI's survey 2020, which has been conducted annually since 2013, set a record both in terms of the number of participants and assets under management.
In April 2019, BAI presented the study "Corporate loan financing by non-banks in Germany". It is the first study on the credit fund market in Germany that presents the views of the three relevant market players - companies, credit funds and institutional investors - in a comprehensive manner. In addition to the definitional and legal foundations, the study contains an up-to-date market overview and specific information on the three market players, based in particular on BAI surveys and interviews conducted in the summer/autumn of 2018.