Alternative investments are financial assets other than the traditional, publicly traded ones (stocks, bonds, and cash). The most common types of alternative investments include real estate, collectibles, commodities, private equity, and derivatives. Alternative investments offer portfolio diversification and a counterbalance to stocks, but they often are illiquid, unregulated, and not […]
A self-directed IRA (SDIRA) is a kind of retirement account that allows you to invest in assets that are off-limits to regular IRAs. You directly manage your self-directed IRA, and so are responsible for researching your investments and their tax consequences. In general, self-directed IRAs are available only through a […]
Crowdfunding platform YieldStreet is under examination from the FBI and SEC over the firm’s business dealings and sale of alternative assets, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The company sells investments in loans collateralized by assets including artwork, real estate, legal agreements, and shipping vessels. The regulatory agencies are focused […]
Rich Nuzum, president of Mercer’s wealth business, thinks it’s time for investors to boost their exposure to private markets. He bolsters his thesis by juxtaposing today’s public and private market valuations against historical norms. Nuzum says “there’s no real limit to private market investing.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Brokerage firm Rally is among the new crop of businesses splitting collectibles into tradable shares, and most of its top-performing car “stocks” boast greater returns than the S&P 500. The service began by splitting classic autos into thousands of tradable shares, and now does the same with sports memorabilia, watches, […]
New services are splitting pricey collectibles into tradable shares, allowing investors to eke returns out of cars, watches and even Japanese whisky. One service, Rally, began by splitting classic cars into 2,000 shares. It now offers shares of classic books, alcoholic beverages and sports memorabilia. Masterworks sells the chance to […]
Rishi Kapoor is the CEO of Investcorp, a Bahrain-based alternative investment firm with over $US20 billion under management and a long-term investment outlook. In US real estate, Kapoor likes warehouses and distribution centres in urban hubs that will support the massive shift to e-commerce. Kapoor also like multi-family residential in […]
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