investing money in alternative investments.
the president and CEO of Natixis, David Giunta, believes
that alternative investments offer some protection from volatility, and
have proven to be a healthy way for investors to balance the need for
retirement income with continued asset growth. Nevertheless, about 20
percent of the surveyed advisers claimed they had not used alternative
investments, because their clients were afraid of them or knew very
little about their performance. Prior to alternatives rising in demand
post-2008, they were only known to wealthy clients. Because they were a carefully guarded investment secret, nowadays advisers must educate their clients, before investing in them.
a learning experience for most investment-seekers, alternative
investments are rising in demand among advisers and investors alike.
This is primarily because of their proven ability to improve investment
returns while helping to reduce exposure to unnecessary risk. Investors
have become well-aware that these are two things that
traditional portfolios - consisting of equities and fixed-income
vehicles, cannot deliver; particularly in a volatile market. Thus, as
the investment community looks to the future, it appears traditional
investments have become a thing of the past.