The State of Alternative Investments

60.00 GBP

1.5 Hours Formal CPD

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Course information

The world of alternative investments continues to grow and change. Nearly $10 trillion in assets have flowed into the alternative investment industry in the last fifteen years. Now Alternative Investment is starting to show up in mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds. What might the future hold? Which asset classes are likely to most quickly grow assets and which are more likely to decline in importance over time?

This web class will provide you the fundamental knowledge about - Alternative investments.

Learning outcomes

  • Distinguish between the asset allocation goals and strategies of sovereign wealth funds, private and public pension funds, and endowments and foundations
  • Recognise the trends in allocations to alternative investment vehicles over time
  • Indicate the risk and return characteristics of traditional and alternative investments
  • Recognise key facts regarding the performance of hedge funds and the rise of liquid alternative funds
  • Differentiate private funds from funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and UCITS structures
  • Recognise the allocation trends in private equity and private debt and the growing importance of dry powder
  • Identify the investment vehicles available for real asset investment, including real estate, infrastructure and natural resources
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