14 Oct '11, 9pm

A primer on alternative investments: In real estate, the investor is investing in physical property, sometimes t...

The impression that investors have of alternative investments is that they are too complicated. In fact, they are not difficult to grasp if one concentrates on their key features and principles, and focuses on the major groups of alternative investment products available. Alternative investments are investments which are not constrained by the limitations of traditional long-only listed investments. They include real estate, private equity, commodities, hedge funds, managed futures and distressed securities. In private equity, the investor - usually a professional - is investing in unlisted private businesses whose pricing is not subject to the vagaries of the listed securities markets, and helps the companies to grow and achieve their objectives. The value created is realised when such companies are listed or bought by other companies or investors. In real estate, the inv...

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