Definitions for "Alternative Investments"
These can include works of art, horses, antiques, classic cars, and fine wines. It is advised that investors seek highly specialised advice before investing, as investments can be quite erratic, i.e. when highly sought after, you could receive a high return but economic recessions or fashion trends can lead to lower returns on your investment.
Investments that do not fall into the category of traditional equities and bonds, for example hedge funds.
Investments that do not trade publicly on an organized exchange. Examples include but are not limited to partnership funds that focus on private equity, venture capital, buyout, mezzanine financing, natural resources or hedge funds.