Archive for the ‘Alternative Investments’ Category

Archive for the ‘Alternative Investments’ Category


Compelling Reasons To Consider An ESOP Plan for Wiser Wealth Diversification

November 7th, 2015

Your business is your biggest asset that has endured every disruption, conflict, and challenge to stay successful till date. As a business owner, you spend a lot of time on improvising your strategies and upgrading your services. You are constantly thinking about your customers, employees, stakeholders, and even your suppliers. You are always busy finding […]

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Is an SPV the Right Choice for Your Real Estate Investment Venture?

September 11th, 2015

A special purpose vehicle (SPV) is typically a subsidiary company or a legal entity such as a trust or a limited liability partnership, which makes its obligations secure even when the parent company goes bankrupt. This is because its asset/liability structure is on a completely different balance sheet, and hence it is also referred to […]

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Distinguishing Alternative Investments

Distinguishing Alternative Investments from Traditional Investments

July 9th, 2015

Alternative investments can be distinguished from traditional investments based on two parameters – their return characteristics, and the methods used for analyzing, measuring and managing risks and returns. Return Characteristics Investment opportunities that exhibit returns which are substantially different from those of traditional bonds and stock can be considered alternative investments. In this context, stock […]

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The Various Structures among Alternative Investments

July 6th, 2015

Structures outline each investment product or vehicle’s characteristics, and looking at alternative investments in terms of these structures helps to provide a systematic and more organized context for analysis. Many investments are influenced by just a couple of structures, while others may be affected by all or almost all of them. Ultimately, the structures of […]

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Alternative Investments by Exclusion and Inclusion

June 27th, 2015

It’s not quite possible to define the term “alternative investment” in any effective manner, since this is a field that is relatively new and constantly changing. Most often, the definition differs according to the investor, the marketplace or the investment strategy that is being considered, unlike traditional investments which are quite well-established. There are, however, […]

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