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Alternative Assets – An Introduction

Alternative assets are those that are not included in the traditional (or ‘mainstream’) investment classes of equities, fixed income, and cash. ‘Alternatives’ typically include assets such as real estate, private equity, hedge funds, structured products, and commodities, although in practice this investment category is fluid with new products coming to market on a fairly regular basis. Many alternative assets exhibit a low (or negative) correlation with traditional asset classes, thus providing investors with opportunities for improved portfolio diversification and enhanced returns. This course looks at the defining characteristics of alternative assets and describes the main sub-classes in this asset category.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Describe the main characteristics of alternative assets

    Outline the different types of alternative asset

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Overview of Alternative Assets

    What is an Alternative Asset?

    Characteristics of Alternative Assets

    Major Alternative Asset Classes

    Benefits of Alternative Assets for Investors

    Disadvantages of Alternative Assets

    Investors in Alternative Assets

    Regulation of Alternative Assets

    Topic 2: Types of Alternative Assets

    Real Estate

    Hedge Funds

    Private equity

    Infrastructure

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs)

    Commodities

    Currencies

    Volatility

    Distressed securities

    Credit derivatives

    Managed funds

    Art and Collectibles

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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