Alternative Investment Instruments

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Alternative Investment Instruments
Fin 460, Section - 2

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Rumman Rahman - 1320142
A.S.M Asadul Haque - 1231001
Abdullah Al Masud - 1210380
Imtiaz Ahmed - 1220812

Table of Contents Introduction 1 Identification of Alternative Instruments 2  Art 2 History 2 Characteristics and details 3 Prospects in Bangladesh 5  Gold 6 History 6 Characteristics and details 7 Prospect in Bangladesh 9  Real Estate 10 History 10 Characteristics and details 11 Prospects in Bangladesh 13  Private Equity 14 History 15 Characteristics and details 15 Prospects in Bangladesh 17  Venture Capital 18 History 19 Characteristics and details 19 Prospects in Bangladesh 21 Conclusion 22 References 23


As volatile as the stock market can be, many investors have been looking into safer ways to invest their money. So, “alternative investments” have become increasingly popular. An alternative investment is any investment other than the three traditional asset classes: stocks, bonds and cash. These alternatives don’t take the place of those more traditional assets. Investors shouldn’t sell their stocks, cash out their savings accounts and put all their money in these less traditional options. Most financial experts agree that alternative investments are best when used to diversify financial portfolios. In other words, instead of putting all of the money in stocks put some in stocks, some in bonds and some in alternative investments like hedge funds, private equity or even fine art and wine.

Historically, many of these alternative investments have been more popular among high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors, such as private endowments. That’s because many alternative investments require larger initial investments than stocks or bonds. Also, while it may not be the case…...

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