Alternative Investments; Part 3: Categories of Alternative Investments (Part 2)

Welcome to a new week! Last week, we discussed Real Estate as a form of alternative investments. If you are yet to read that article, you should get right on it. This week, we shall be discussing the following forms of alternative investments. Mutual Fund:  In mutual funds investing, there is no high minimum investment …

Alternative Investments; Part 2: Categories of Alternative Investments (Part 1)

Sequel to the article published last week which covers the general overview of alternative investments, this article is to explain the categories of alternative investments. As previously established, alternative investments are less regulated and less transparent than the traditional investments. Also, they have relatively low correlation of returns with the traditional investments. Alternative investments comprise …

Alternative Investments; Part 1: Overview of Alternative Investments

Alternative investments are financial assets that are not the traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, debt securities or cash. They are held by an institutional investor because of their complex nature, regulation and degree of risk. Examples of alternative investments include venture capital or private equity, mutual funds, hedge funds, private debt, real estate, alternative …