An alternative investment is a financial asset that does not fall into one of the conventional investment categories – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and cash or cash equivalents.
Examples of alternative investments include: private equity or venture capital, managed futures, real estate, intellectual property, structured settlements, wine, tax credits, commodities, tangible assets, hedge funds, and more.
Alternative investments can be complicated and involve serious risk. Oftentimes, the sellers of these products receive high commissions, which may mean they don’t have your best interests at heart when recommending them. Since alternative investments are largely unregulated, they are very prone to scams and fraud, have high minimum investments and complex fee structures, are hard to value, and most are illiquid. Furthermore, alternative investments can create catastrophic tax challenges.
Media hype and pressure tactics can reel in less experienced investors that may not conduct extensive due diligence before investing in tangible assets. If you lost money in an alternative investment because the product was unsuitable for you, you may be able to recover your financial losses. Contact an experienced attorney who can review your case and advise you on next steps.
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If we think you might have a case, we will need to review a few basic documents. If we determine you have a case, then you will have the option to hire us as your attorneys to pursue it.
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