Alternative Investment


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Alternative Investment

Any investment other than a stock, bond, or cash. Prominent examples include derivatives, hedge funds, real estate, and commodities. Most of the time, institutional investors and high net-worth individuals are the main holders of alternative investments. This is because they are subject to fewer regulations and are consequently riskier than most other investments. Alternative investments are rarely required to publish independently verifiable financial information. They also have particularly high minimum investments, which discourage casual investors. Alternative investments are controversial in many quarters. Because of the comparative lack of regulation and disclosure, they are subject to scrutiny from politicians and economic analysts. However, they often have high (sometimes very high) returns.
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23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Resource Management Corporation (OTCBB: PRDC), ("Paradigm Resource" or the "Company"), a diversified asset management company with focus in the commodities, real estate and technology sectors, announced today that it has filed to change its company name to Alternative Investment Corporation.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined LPL Financial LLC $950,000 for supervisory deficiencies related to the sales of alternative investment products, including non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil and gas partnerships, business development companies (BDCs), hedge funds, managed futures and other illiquid pass-through investments.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading institutional investors, CEOs, economists and academics will gather at the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman, November 1-2, 2012 to discuss and debate the crucial ingredients for sustaining a vibrant global alternative investment industry.
Committed to provide valuable knowledge and networks of trading advisors, Laeken International will assist traders and investors to explore solutions for alternative investment plans.
Due to the increased risk of misstatement inherent with these investments, an AICPA Alternative Investment Task Force prepared a Practice Aid, Alternative Investments--Audit Considerations, to assist in audits of alternative investments.
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And for those who choose this alternative investment, doing that legwork will help in finding good investment managers to work with and making the best real estate deals.
The official study text for the Level I Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) exam
About Aequitas Capital Partners Aequitas Capital Partners (ACP) is a member network offering Registered Investment Advisers intellectual, financial, and human capital, as well as access to investment platforms, and partnerships with leading financial services firms to provide technology, alternative investment products and value-add services.
SOUTHPORT, Connecticut, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Investment Group, an alternative investment management firm that invests in long/short equity strategies, today announced they have promoted Chris Ayton to Partner, effective January 1, 2011.
the world's largest privately held commercial real estate services firm, applauded the state's approval of a plan to diversify its portfolio into three alternative investment categories including real estate.
Garry Crowder, Director, Institute for Alternative Investment Education and Research

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