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Book review: The alternative answer to traditional investors' questions

Friday, July 19, 2013

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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."

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