Reading 58 Introduction to Alternative Investments (Layout)
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This reading is organized as follows:
Section 2 describes alternative investments’ basic characteristics and categories; general strategies of alternative investment portfolio managers; the role of alternative investments in a diversified portfolio; and investment structures used to provide access to alternative investments.
Sections 3 through 7 describe features of hedge funds, private equity, real estate, commodities, and infrastructure, respectively, along with issues in calculating returns to and valuation of each.
Section 8 briefly describes other alternative investments.
Section 9 provides an overview of risk management, including due diligence, of alternative investments.