Friday February 21, 2020

It's time to take an alternative approach to investing

It's not just all about deposits, equities and bonds - many other investments out there are not correlated with broader market returns, writes Jonathan Sheahan.

13th July, 2013
Wind farms: a possible alternative for savvy investors. Photo: Thinkstock

The three traditional, high-level asset classes that investors can allocate their capital to are cash (deposits), equities (shares) and fixed income (bonds). But there is a fourth asset class that is less discussed, but no less important: alternatives.

Alternative assets are a catch-all for every other type of holding that an investor can buy. They can be physical in nature, such as natural resources, artwork and property, or can include methods of investing, such as...

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