What are alternative investments? What role can they play in today's approach to portfolio planning and asset allocation?
While opinions vary on exactly what makes an investment "alternative," there is growing consensus that investors may want to consider alternatives in their asset allocation strategy. Alternatives' history of enhancing diversification, and improving the return and risk dynamics of a portfolio, has sparked dramatic growth in these investments in recent years.
Here, we take a look at why you might consider alternative investments, what they are, and why they may be appropriate in investor portfolios.