Alternative Investments

An essential part of the investment process for institutional investors.

What are alternative investments?

Alternative investments are assets that do not belong to any of the traditional asset classes. Traditional asset classes include equities, bonds, demand deposits, savings deposits and time deposits. Alternative investments differ from traditional investments mainly in terms of their complexity, liquidity and lower correlations, and are less focused on traditional benchmarks and more on absolute returns. For this reason, alternative investments are mostly held by institutional investors or accredited high net worth individuals. The various types of alternative investments include private equity, private debt, infrastructure investments, hedge funds and venture capital financing.

Why are alternative investments relevant?

In addition to achieving absolute returns, diversification of investments is particularly important for institutional investors. This requires innovative investment approaches. Alternative investments offer added value because they can provide a more stable risk-return structure in the portfolio. Investing across asset classes reduces the likelihood of taking asset-specific risks. Many investors are turning to alternative investments to create a more robust portfolio with an improved risk-return profile, rather than investing in traditional asset classes that are often already widely available. Depending on the type of alternative investment, they may have a low or even negative correlation with equity or bond markets. As a result, alternative investments can act as valuable portfolio diversifiers, with the potential to protect the portfolio from equity and bond market volatility, not only in difficult market conditions.

Your access to alternative investments

Alternative investments typically require a higher level of due diligence and ongoing support, and are often designed for the long term. This requires established, professional partners who have access to the market and can provide long-term, in-depth due diligence. This results in higher minimum investment amounts, typically in the seven-digit range, for which institutional investors in particular are predestined. We offer access:

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