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.
This term encompasses any non-traditional asset class. For example they include venture capital, private equity, hedge funds and real estate.
Describes the category of investment funds that employ non-traditional investment techniques to generate returns. They include hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, buy-out funds and the like. Generally speaking, alternative investments show a much lower correlation to broad equity and fixed income markets than directional (long only) funds.
Investments other than those generally available to investors through a public market. Examples include private equity, timber, hedge funds, managed futures, and other types of investments offered only to sophisticated institutional and private investors.
This describes any investment other than equities and fixed income. Property, private equity and hedge funds are all examples of alternative investments.
Non-traditional investments in terms of asset classes and the trading techniques used. They exhibit a minimum correlation to traditional types of assets such as equities or fixed-income securities and can profit from both rising and falling markets.
Typically all investments other than stocks and bonds. For example; real estate, REIT's, commodities, hedge funds, convertible bonds, oil and natural gas drilling investments.
The term alternative investment is used to refer to investing money in something other than gilts or shares. Examples would be, putting money into stamps, antiques or art.
They are investments other than mutual funds, certificates of deposit, or direct investments in equities and bonds. Some of these alternatives are: art, collectibles, commodities, commodity funds, commodity pools, derivatives, foreign exchange, hedge funds, oil and gas, precious metals, and real estate ventures.
This term describes non-traditional asset classes. They include private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and real estate. Alternative assets are generally more risky than traditional assets, but they should, in theory, generate higher returns for investors.
Investments outside the mainstream areas of bonds, equities, cash and property. They normally form a small proportion of portfolios. Examples are hedge funds, venture capital, art, wine etc.
The alternative investment universe consists of investments outside of the traditional market investments of publicly traded debt, equity, real estate and oil & gas. It includes investments ranging from hedge funds and managed futures to venture capital, private placements, and LBO funds.
Refers to investment in hedge funds and other non-traditional investment types such as private equity and venture capital.