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The alternative market may be utilized by large corporations, for example, to provide high limits of coverage over a large self-insured retention (SIR), or by smaller entities participating in a risk retention group (RRG) or group captive program. Note that the distinction between traditional and alternative markets tends to blur over time as many traditional insurers expand their offering of products to encompass alternative-type funding techniques and vice versa.

There are several reasons an investor or a portfolio manager is likely to consider adding alternative investments to the balance sheet. In some cases, money generated from an alternative investment might be subject to far more favorable tax treatment than that from a more traditional investment; e.g., if an investor or client has significant tax-loss carry forwards or tax credits that can be applied to a particular type of activity or source of income.

While the list of alternative investments is extensive, some of the ones you might encounter in the real world include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

Real estate and all of its many derivations, including directly owned property, real estate limited partnerships, real estate development corporations, and REITs

Master limited partnerships, which can own and operate everything from oil pipelines to capital-intensive theme parks

Stock or membership units in a privately held business

Commodities, including precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, as well as crude oil, natural gas, ethanol, corn, soybeans, wheat, cocoa, coffee, sugar, and many other items.

Mineral rights

Intellectual property such as copyrights, song rights, patents, and trademarks

Privately underwritten mortgages

Equipment leasing

Structured settlements

Art and collectibles

Private equity

Coins that have numismatic value

Venture capital

Peer-to-peer lending

Hedge funds

Annuities

Tax credits

If you wish to know more about this service, please do not hesitate to contact us & one of our specialists will guide you & help you understand this service in more detail.

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