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 CEM methodology also introduces a new standardization process for illiquid assets, including Unlisted Real Estate and Private Equity, to eliminate the reporting lag between the time when an underlying asset changes value and when that value is reported to the pension fund.
"If you do have illiquid assets, that is why it is more important that you plan for that particular asset."
As such, those who are aware of their self-control problems, referred to as "sophisticates," are more likely to utilize illiquid asset accounts.
This is because the latter option requires holding large balances of cash and foregoing the high return on the illiquid asset (and, therefore, the associated higher level of long-run consumption).
A well-meaning alumnus might wish to give but have much of his wealth tied into illiquid assets, such as a house or a collection of artwork.
An IP that invests in illiquid asset classes, such as private equity, real estate, or oil and gas, typically will require partners to commit to contribute capital for a fixed percentage of ownership in the entity.
consumption if an illiquid asset is held, and the costs of occasional
Whilst they were not exposed to subprime and credit derivatives, many did assume unwise and sometimes highly damaging concentrations in illiquid asset classes, notably real estate and private equity, which saw dramatic falls in value," he said.
Remember; property is a very illiquid asset class - you can't just go and cash it in or make a withdrawal as you could if your money was invested in the bank or building society.
This research shows why it is not supportable to apply instruments and perspectives underlying IFV to illiquid asset valuation, and why this may lead to distorted analysis of the rational behavior of buyers and sellers of illiquid assets.
At the beginning of the year, the insurance company is invested in a mix of three different assets: cash, a relatively liquid asset, and an illiquid asset. The liquid and illiquid assets can be thought of as common stocks (or other risky assets), which differ in the magnitude of their bid-ask spreads.
An illiquid asset is one in which the proceeds available from physical liquidation or a sale on some date are less than the present value of its payoff on some future date.