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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Pooled DC schemes could use their scale to enhance their negotiating position when agreeing fees for illiquid assets, such as infrastructure, as well as develop the internal expertise to invest in alternatives directly.
Further, the data shows institutions increasingly embrace illiquid assets, including private credit and real assets, as a way to meet their long-dated liabilities.
A common vehicle for today's owners of illiquid assets is a limited liability company or some similar arrangement.
It is probable that the more conscientious an individual is and the more financial knowledge she or he has, the more likely the individual will be to invest in illiquid assets.
ABSTRACT The "wealthy hand-to-mouth" are households that hold little or no liquid wealth, whether in cash or in checking or savings accounts, despite owning sizable amounts of illiquid assets (assets that carry a transaction cost, such as housing or retirement accounts).
SecondMarket, an online marketplace for illiquid assets, signed a 50,000 s/f lease at the property in 2011.
They've been scarred by their experiences with illiquid assets over the past couple of years.
At best, they offer liquidity to a portfolio which may otherwise be tied up in relatively illiquid assets such as property.
However, Al-Rashoud confirmed that banks should be careful in financing mega projects otherwise they would end up with a lot of illiquid assets.
Rebalancing is rarely an option for illiquid asset classes such as private equity, but using "vintage accounts" to hold illiquid assets yields tax compliance savings that are similar to those for side pockets.
ILLIQUID ASSETS TO TOTAL ASSETS: The ratio of illiquid assets to total assets should be at least 20 per cent.
associated with converting illiquid assets into consumption.