TITLE

Are Alternative Investments Gaining Traction with IB/Ds and RIAs?

AUTHOR(S)
Powell, Robert
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;Apr2007 Supplement, Vol. 20, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of alternative investments by independent broker/dealers as a low-risk investment. Researchers have found that firms are adding investments like hedge funds, private equity, structured products, and real estate to the list of products that advisors can offer to investors. While these investments are frequently becoming more acceptable, broker/dealers are still limiting investment choices to avoid taking too great of a risk on products that may be slowing down or even crashing.
ACCESSION #
24689929

 

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