Alternative guides

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

Alternatives are powerful tools that can help achieve diversification, control volatility and boost returns. Use these resources to learn more about alternatives.

Why alternatives?

As the name suggests, alternative investments provide an alternative to traditional asset classes like equities and bonds. Investments including real estate, real assets (such as infrastructure), hedge funds, private equity and other ‘non mainstream’ offerings are all classified as ‘alternatives’. Traditionally they have a low correlation with other asset classes. However, like equities and bonds, returns from these investments can go down as well as up.

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7 myths surrounding alternative investments
In this guide we explore common myths and explain how alternatives can play an integral role in an investor’s portfolio.
10 myths surrounding alternative investments
Diversifying with alternatives
This guide provides an overview of the key benefits of using alternatives to help diversify an investment portfolio. It is important to remember that diversification will not completely protect investors from market risk. Like other investments, the value of alternatives can go down as well as up.
Diversifying with alternatives
Guide to absolute return investing
This guide aims to help investors understand how absolute return strategies work and how they differ from other investment approaches.
Guide to absolute return investing