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5 smart things to know about alternative assets - Business2Business

  1. Asset classes that are not included in the traditional equity, debt, and liquid, are included in the alter-1nates category.
  2. Alternative asset classes include commodities, real estate, collectibles, foreign currencies, venture capital, private equity, and distressed securities.
  3. It is not publicly traded as a traditional asset class and is generally owned by institutions.
  4. These asset classes can be illiquid in nature and their valuation can be difficult due to a lack of market price.
  5. They have periods in which exits are not possible or are severely penalized and they have a higher minimum investment threshold.
Source: Economics Times

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