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This course will introduce you to the basic characteristics of alternative investments and show you how to evaluate various risk and return metrics. Our expert instructor will guide you through the world of alternative investments, including real estate, private equity, hedge funds, and commodities.
This course covers everything you need to obtain an alternative investment certification. We start by comparing traditional to alternative investments and describing the risks and benefits of each asset class. Next, we examine the main categories of alternative investments—private equity, hedge funds, real estate, commodities, infrastructure, and others. You will learn how to evaluate the risk and return of alternative investments and how to use them to achieve specific investment goals. Furthermore, we illustrate the unique characteristics of alternative investments and the various investment strategies. By the end of the Alternative Investments course, you’ll be able to calculate and interpret management and incentive fees, net and gross returns, and various risk and return measures for alternative investments. Sign up now and learn how to diversify your investment portfolio and explore new opportunities!
This Alternative Investments course examines the major categories of alternative investments, including:
In this introductory section, you will meet your instructor and find out what you must learn to obtain the alternative investment certification.
Next, we provide a detailed overview of the main categories of alternative investments. We describe how hedge funds, private equity, real estate, commodities, and other alternative investments work and discuss their risk and return characteristics.
In the last section of the Alternative Investments course, we discuss the practical applications of alternative investment valuation. We describe the potential benefits of adding various types of alternative investments to a managed portfolio and show you how to measure risk and return.
“The future of alternative investments is already here.”
Worked at HSBC
with Peter Lipovyanov