alternative investments

Alternative investments

Usually refers to investments in hedge funds. Many hedge funds pursue strategies that are uncommon relative to mutual funds. Examples of alternative investment strategies are: long--short equity, event driven, statistical arbitrage, fixed income arbitrage, convertible arbritage, short bias, global macro, and equity market neutral. May also refer to the high frequency style of commodity trading advisors who often employ technical and quantitative tools for intraday investments

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.

alternative investments

See specialty investments.
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Atlantic-Pacific Capital Inc., an independently owned global placement and advisory firm focused on alternative investments, has said that it has appointed Steven Westerback as a partner.
Manama, May 12 (BNA): Arcapita a global in Sharia-compliant alternative investments has appointed prominent academic and industry professional Shaikh Dr.
Naples, FL, March 27, 2019 --(PR.com)-- A 60/40 allocation to equities and bonds is no longer likely to be enough to offer investors the outcomes and diversification required to reach their long-term objectives - alternative investments are increasingly critical to the investor's portfolio.
This is why we often look to alternative investments. The world of alternatives provides access to unique opportunities that, when used correctly for the right investor, can help achieve the portfolio traits mentioned above.
A 60/40 allocation to equities and bonds is no longer likely to be enough to offer investors the outcomes and diversification required to reach their long-term objectives and alternative investments are increasingly critical to the investor's portfolio, according to analysts.
Morgan Stanley and iCapital Network announced that iCapital has entered into a strategic relationship with Morgan Stanley where iCapital will become the exclusive feeder fund service provider for Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management Alternative Investments Group, with responsibility for the oversight functions of the group's alternative investment feeder fund assets.
property/casualty insurers' investment position in other alternative investments as reported is concentrated within a few large insurers and is relatively stable as a percentage of invested assets for the last several years.
Fitch said that the industry's investment position in other alternative investments as reported is concentrated within a few large insurers and is relatively stable as a percentage of invested assets for the last several years.
22 June 2018 - California, US-based alternative investment research and management firm Altegris has closed a merger with New York, US-based alternative investment technology firm Artivest under the name Artivest to accelerate the work of both companies to provide individuals and institutions with efficient access to alternative investments, the company said.
Summary: Alternative investments firm secures $75m in commitments from investors
"Alternative investments are not alternative," said Kumar.
As our research shows, however, many HNW investors are interested in alternative investments, such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, commodities, marketplace lending and crowdfunding.

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