Many expats contactmeand ask about the availability of ‘‘alternative’’ investments. Their aimis to diversify away from traditional asset classes in equities, commodities, bonds, exchangetraded funds and mutual funds.
There are a number of reasons why investors seek out alternative opportunities. Some prefer to own physical property, either individually or as part of a group; others like the fact that they have a physical asset of some sort. Many also like the idea that whatever happens to global equity markets, their specific holding will be unaffected, giving them true diversification.
Alternative investments are usually (but not always) non-correlated, which means that they have no direct relation to equity, commodity, bond or property markets. Let's consider some ideas that could be suitable for diversification of your nest egg.
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