A Focus on Alternative Investments

Alternative investments have played an important role in institutional portfolios for at least the past three decades, but have only recently become a part of the mainstream individual investor vocabulary.

The basic premise is simple: Create the potential to increase an investment portfolio’s return while reducing its volatility. Two general principles are at work: Rather than competing against a benchmark or peer group, alternative investment managers have both the mandate and the flexibility to strictly pursue positive returns; and investments are structured to have low correlations with traditional asset classes.

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