Introduction to Alternative Investments

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What are the Alternatives?

Alternative assets fall outside traditional equity and bonds. Alt investments almost tripled over the last decade and could grow to over $23.2 trillion by 2026.

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Seeking to Invest in the Real Economy

Real assets are physical assets that include infrastructure and natural resources and can also include real estate.

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Giving Credit to Private Debt

Private debt (or private credit) refers to loans that are privately negotiated between two parties as opposed to traditional syndicated loans or bonds issues.

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Private Equity is No Longer a Secret

Private equity is investing in a privately owned company rather than owning shares in a public company. It is the largest alternative asset class.

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The Real Thing

Real estate is tangible property consisting of land, buildings and related structures. Assets under management (AUM) grew to $1.3 trillion at the end of 2021.

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Beyond Hedging

Hedge funds are private, actively managed, pooled investment vehicles. They reached $4.3 trillion in 2021 and could grow to over $5 trillion by 2026.

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