Thu, Apr 24, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Book review: The alternative answer to traditional investors' questions

Friday, July 19, 2013

amb
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Whether it is through "hedge funds for the masses," alternative mutual funds or niche products, retail and other tradition-bent investors have more and more investment options at their fingertips. Here is a friendly guide to what’s on their expanded menu.

Bob Rice, founder and managing partner of Tangent Capital, a registered broker dealer focused on alternatives, and an alternative investment editor for Bloomberg TV, proposes various investment solutions to investors in his new book, «The Alternative Answer: the Non-Traditional Investments That Drive the World’s Best Portfolios» (HarperBusiness, 288 pages, out May 2013).

The book aims to be a guide for investors looking to venture into the unfamiliar territory of alternative asset classes. In it, the New York-based author advocates a broad-based philosophy for panoramic, highly diverse portfolio creation, with the goal of maximising returns and mitigate risks.

According to Rice, nearly all investors should invest in alternatives; not only to take advantage of the new opportunities that are now available to the wider public, but also to protect themselves against the "inevitable next major market shock."

His basic appr......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. …And Finally – Flight attendant has passengers rolling in aisle[more]

    From Orange.co.uk: A video of a US flight attendant turning her safety talk into a comedy routine is proving a huge hit online. More than five million people have watched the clip of Marty Cobb which has her passengers rolling with laughter on a Southwest Airlines flight to Salt Lake City.

  2. Niche Investing – Wealthy investors flock to fine art funds[more]

    From Clickorlando.com: Wealthy investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and bonds are now turning to an unusual money-making vehicle -- the art investment fund. The name says it all: These funds invest in fine art and seek returns by acquiring and selling high-end pieces for profit. Growth

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Rainwater and Blue Sky - an Australian water fund emerges[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Financial reporters often tout new funds and investments as uncorrelated investments, but few can say they are uncorrelated to everything but weather. Enter Blue Sky Alternative's water fund which invests in the permanent rights to Australia's water. Sev

  4. University of Michigan allocates $242m to six managers[more]

    From PIonline.com: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invested or committed a total of $242 million to one traditional equity manager and five alternative investment funds from its $9 billion endowment. University regents approved the hire of Mittleman Investment Management to run $35 million in act

  5. Performance – Odey flagship hedge fund suffers brutal March as shorts rise, Blackstone first-quarter profit rises 30% on higher fees[more]

    Odey flagship hedge fund suffers brutal March as shorts rise From Valuewalk.com: The tide has turned for the worse for one of Europe’s best performing hedge funds. Crispin Odey’s flagship hedge fund, Odey European has suffered a 4.63% decline for the year after slipping 7.2% in March, ac