Illiquid Asset

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Illiquid Asset

An asset that is difficult to sell because of its expense, lack of interested buyers, or some other reason. Examples of illiquid assets include real estate, stocks with low trading volume, or collectibles. Illiquid assets still have value and, in many cases, very high value, but are simply difficult to sell. See also: Liquid.
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The increased exposure to more illiquid investments and to non-traditional asset classes, such as infrastructure, improves asset diversification but also demands new risk management capabilities from insurers and closer supervisory attention.
returns associated with illiquid investments no longer equal expected
Hospitals don't want to have a lot of illiquid investments along with debts that hold the potential for collateral calls that demand cash.
Anecdotally, we have heard that some large brokers already are rethinking their directed IRA business because of concerns regarding valuation of illiquid investments.
If we are allowed to create security on immoveable property then companies that have relatively illiquid investments in real estate can leverage them to meet the working capital/term loan requirements of their business.
First, illiquid investments limit investors' ability to adjust their portfolios in response to early warnings of an increase in systemic risk.
DE), and his former colleague Soo Cheon Lee, have launched a boutique investment bank focused on Asian distressed and illiquid investments.
government's $700 billion program to help banks sell off the illiquid investments.
In recent months, liquidity challenges have come from many directions--holding company cash flow at risk from subsidiary dividends that can no longer be counted on; cash collateral needed to back derivative positions and letters of credit; illiquid investments backing securities-lending operations; and the simple inability to sell securities for their "intrinsic" value.
Brokerage volumes are expected to fall, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are scarce and some investments banks are reporting mark-to-market losses on more illiquid investments.
Unfortunately, if a plan possesses illiquid investments, such as real estate or limited partnerships, payout may be delayed until the properties can be unwound.
But traditionally, when investors have approached retirement, options for converting their illiquid investments into retirement funds have not been attractive.