Alternative funds

Alternative investing is a very broad field that involves exposure in non-traditional assets such as commodities, venture capital, and financial derivatives.

The most common instrument in this category is the hedge fund. In contrast to traditional long-only funds, hedge funds deploy short-selling strategies to achieve leverage.

Statistics show that many high net worth individuals have about 10% of their assets in alternative investments, specifically to benefit from yields that can far surpass the ROI of classic securities.