Too many investors are ignoring the opportunities presented by alternatives
Globe and Mail - Sep 20, 2019
We believe there are better levels of diversification when you use different asset classes. There are opportunities in the market in places people aren’t traditionally looking.“Alternative” is a taboo word. It evokes the perception of risk. Alternatives don’t have to be risky. An example is a private apartment REIT (real estate investment trust). It buys the buildings, refurbishes the apartments, collects rents, takes a management fee and pays out the rest. A fund like that, because it’s not public, will be classified as an alternative.