Credit Hours: 7
Alternative investments are contemporary investment vehicles and strategies that have grown more popular and are competing with the traditional financial instruments (stocks, bonds, and derivatives). High net worth individuals and institutional investors have been increasing their allocations to Alternatives. This module describes the most common types of such investments and touches upon their valuation methods, risks and return profiles. The categories discussed are real estate, venture capital, hedge funds, closely held companies, distressed securities, and commodities.