Due to a number of innovations, alternative investments come in a variety of packages and span a range of assets and investment strategies. Learn more about the different options available to investors today.

Using the Versatility of Hedge Funds

Hedge funds can bring diversification to a portfolio that is hard to find elsewhere because of their flexibility to employ many different trading strategies and participate in non-traditional markets.

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Private Equity: A Driver for Change

A focus on private companies offers the potential for enhanced diversification and returns, since many of the factors that drive public equity markets have lesser or no impact on private equity investments.

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The (New) Tools of the Trade

The investment environment has undergone massive changes in the past few decades, but the biggest impact is the radical increase in the availability of information for investment decision making. It's time for new investment processes and tools.

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A Long/Short Strategy's Impact on Risk and Return

Long/short strategies buy securities that are expected to increase in value and sell borrowed securities that are expected to decrease in value. These charts show the market exposure and returns of long/short strategies compared to long-only investments.

Understand the effects

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Investing in alternative investments presents the opportunity for significant losses, including the possible loss of your total investment. Such strategies have the potential for heightened volatility and in general, are not suitable for all investors.

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