James River believes that a broad selection of alternative investments generally provides a low correlation of return and adds diversification value to an investment portfolio consisting of traditional equity and fixed income instruments. The investment methods and markets available to such managers are much broader than those available to traditional asset managers. A skilled manager has the potential to generate above market returns by using their market knowledge and execution skill to exploit pricing anomalies. James River strongly believes that adding alternative investment exposure to a portfolio dominated by traditional investments through a well-diversified multi-manager product will usually improve overall risk-adjusted return.
To achieve broad diversification James River has developed a robust manager selection and portfolio structuring process that generally includes expertise in the following nine strategy sectors: