It's not that alternative investments represent different asset classes
; alternatives such as long-short equity, managed futures or global macro are simply different ways to invest in or trade equities, debt, commodities and currencies.
Different asset classes
have emerged to meet investors' need for yields."
- HNWI Asset Allocation in Colombia 2013: Colombian HNWI assets are relatively evenly spreas between the 6 main asset classes
, real estate being the largest.
"Structured products can be customised to meet the unique objectives and investment approach of investors, helping them diversify into a variety of asset classes
An IP that invests in illiquid asset classes
, such as private equity, real estate, or oil and gas, typically will require partners to commit to contribute capital for a fixed percentage of ownership in the entity.
Consider how the nine asset classes
we recommend for investors'' portfolios have performed this year over two time periods, from January through June of 2011, and from January through August 23, 2011.
Khurram Jafree, head of Investment Advisory, Barclays Wealth (Mena), said: "This report provides a fascinating insight into the risk appetite towards various asset classes
and provide a cross sectional assessment on the financial personalities of high net worth individuals in the UAE.
Managed futures trading accounts normally invest over a wide scale of asset classes
. When it is utilized in combination with traditional asset classes
, it can easily trim down potential risk and at the same time possibly bolster investment returns.
Every conceivable desired rate of return became identified with a portfolio allocated among equity and fixed-income asset classes
. Equities were generally perceived to be more volatile and, hence, riskier than fixed-income investments, but they were also believed to provide higher returns over a long period of time (often referred to as the "5% risk premium" for equities).
We learned in 2008 that when extreme variances from the mean occur, many asset classes
become positively correlated and seem to move in unison.
Summary: Islamic investment banks are too dependent upon real estate for their investment activity and they need to diversify into other asset classes
, according to a report published today.
The firm offers investors access to both Nikko AM's funds that invest mainly in Japanese equities, fixed income, and REITs and, through its third-party sub-advisory platform, "World Series" access to a global range of top-performing, independent asset managers over a diverse range of asset classes