Over the past few weeks, we have started to see volatility pick up in the stock market. On February 5, the Dow Jones experienced an intraday drop of 1,600 points before closing only down 1,175 points. While 10-year US bond Yields opened lower on February 5 at 2.77%, over the course of the year the 10-year yield has continued to rise from 2.4% to 2.88% as of the end of February 20. Because of increasing yields putting pressure on bonds and more volatility in the market, alternative assets are becoming more and more important to a portfolio to reduce risk. Alternative Asset positions in your portfolio include the Kensington Private Equity which is up over 4% in the month of January, while CC&L Global Market Neutral and the Dynamic Alpha Performance strategies are currently up 2.42% and 2.50% respectively as of February 20. The low correlation these positions provide compared to the market will help you sleep at night.