Alternative Investments

with Peter Lipovyanov

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.

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11 High Quality Lessons
0 Practical Tasks
1 Hour of Content
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Course Overview

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!

Topics covered

Hedge FundsInvestment AnalysisPrivate EquityRisk Management

What You'll Learn

This Alternative Investments course examines the major categories of alternative investments, including:

Private equity
Hedge funds
Real estate
Infrastructure investments
Risk management and valuation of various types of alternative investments


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There are no notes/resources for all the lectures.Provide the same to learners so they can easily refer back to it.
Golden nuggets. However, it would be best if there were pdf notes. Overall, I did learn many unfamiliar things!
Very much informative. Great way of presentation and explaination
It was a great refresher course!
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Peter Lipovyanov

“The future of alternative investments is already here.”

Peter Lipovyanov

Worked at HSBC

Alternative Investments

with Peter Lipovyanov

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