Alternative Assets


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Alternative Assets

Highly valuable assets that are not usually found in a portfolio. Examples include rare coins and stamps, artwork, a Babe Ruth rookie card, and so forth. Alternative assets are usually less liquid than other assets because they are more difficult to sell and are often highly expensive. However, one may add alternative assets to a portfolio because they tend to maintain their values when the rest of the market is performing poorly. An alternative asset may aid in portfolio diversification. Some banks charge an additional fee to store alternative assets because of their sensitive nature. See also: Christie's.
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NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage, a new report released today, PwC predicts global alternative assets will increase to US$15.
A report just published by PwC predicts global alternative assets will increase to $15.
Craig Baker, global Chief Investment Officer at Towers Watson, said: For almost all of the past eleven years of this research we have seen increasing allocations to alternative assets by a wide range of investors.
Global Banking News-September 13, 2013--Citi surpasses USD500bn in alternative assets under administration(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Industry authorities Cernlli and McKinsey are predicting significant growth in alternative assets, and investors have agreed, delivering positive flows of more than $20 billion to alternatives in 2011 versus equity outflows of $85 billion in the same period.
Investors use alternative assets to smooth volatility and increase returns.
AP Alternative Assets was established by Apollo and is a closed-end limited partnership established under the laws of Guernsey.
SAN FRANCISCO -- PENSCO Trust Company, an alternative asset custodian that simplifies the administration of complex investments, today announced a new program to help individual investors and financial advisors whose bank or brokerage will no longer hold alternative assets in their retirement account.
para]]NEW YORK, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hipercept, a global provider of strategy, technology and operations services to the alternative assets industry, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Taliance to serve as its channel partner for North and South America.
Craig Baker, global head of research at Towers Watson Investment, said: For almost all of the past ten years of this research we have seen increasing allocations to alternative assets by a wide range of investors.
Financial services investment bank Grisons Peak, and alternative assets advisory business IGS Group, have launched a 50-50 joint-venture for offering alternative asset management restructuring.
Automated Platform Helps Financial Institutions Remediate Alternative Assets In Retail Wealth Management Accounts
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