Alternative asset is a risky class4 min read . Updated: 26 May 2014, 08:11 PM IST
It is generally viewed to be less liquid than regular assets
The typical investment format of an Indian investor is either to invest in fixed income or in equity. Together, these form the biggest chunk of anybody’s asset allocation. The only exception is real estate. From around the mid-2000s, a new asset class, called alternative asset class, came into the Indian market. While it originally started with investments primarily in real estate and unlisted companies, subsequently, many other avenues were added to this group. The options today include commodities, stamps, art, wine, coins, antiques and even hedge funds.
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