Getting Started in Alternative Investments
Explore exciting alternatives to traditional securities in this eye-opening investment resource
In Getting Started in Alternative Investments: Understanding the World of Investment Strategies, a team of accomplished investment and finance experts delivers a concise and robust exploration of mainstream and alternative investments. From cryptocurrencies to streetwear, you'll learn about new opportunities for investment capturing the imagination of the latest generation of investors.
In this book, the authors discuss investments as varied as catastrophe bonds and non-fungible tokens, as well as the growing influence of the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) movement on different financial instruments. It also examines:
- More "traditional" alternatives to typical securities, like venture capital, private equity, and real estate-related investments
- "Modern" alternative investments, including alternative finance (e.g., peer-to-peer lending), insurance-linked securities, and impact investing
- Niche assets, such as intellectual property (e.g., royalties and patents), fractional ownership of collectibles, and income-sharing agreements
Getting Started in Alternative Investments is a must-read book for individual and retail investors, as well as investment and finance professionals seeking to expand their investment horizons beyond traditional stocks and bonds.
About this Author
Matthew Dearth, PhD is Adjunct Faculty of Finance at Singapore Management University, where he teaches graduate-level finance courses on sustainable investing and alternative investments. He is Managing Director at Silvercrest Asset Management, a leading independent advisory and financial services firm created to provide traditional and alternative asset management and focused family office services to wealthy families and select institutional investors.
Swee Yong Ku is a founder of International Property Advisor, a licenced real estate consultancy. He was an adjunct faculty at the Singapore Management University's Lee Kong Chian School of Business and at the National University of Singapore's Department of Real Estate. His recent research interests are focused on the impact that technology has on the built environment and consequently how real estate investments and finance may be affected.
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