Changing regulations, enabling technology and catalyzing events have propelled the alternative investment market from obscurity into a $7 trillion industry. Today, alternative investments are a vital source of growth capital and a critical pillar of the economy. The World Economic Forum offers an easy-to-read guide, replete with useful graphics and charts, to the basics of this often little-understood sector. While getAbstract never dispenses investment advice, it suggests this practical primer to those intrigued by an unconventional approach to investing.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the alternative investment sector has grown;
- What draws investors to hedge funds, private equity buyouts and venture capital; and
- Why alternative investments have become an increasingly important engine of global growth.
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