This book evaluates exotic alternative investment opportunities such as life settlements, litigation funding, farmlands, royalties, weather derivatives, collectables and other unique asset classes. It provides an in-depth analysis of the returns, risks, opportunities and portfolio effects for anyone who wants to expand their investment horizons. This book is for individual investors, financial advisors and academics who desire knowledge about investment products beyond just stocks and bonds or vanilla hedge funds, private equity and real estate investments. It provides a critical link to industry data and original research to support the case for adding exotic alternative investments to traditional portfolios.
The book includes an analysis of returns and risk from a wide range of direct investments in individual exotic asset classes as well as from investing in public shares and ETFs. It also includes a section on how these exotic investments performed relative to both traditional and alternative investments like hedge funds both before and after the Spring 2020 market crash.
The book is an excellent tool for practitioners wishing to understand the rationale and impact of allocating capital to these exotic and less-understood investment opportunities.
About the Author
Kevin R. Mirabile is a clinical associate professor of finance at Fordham University where he teaches courses on the principles of finance, investment analysis, derivatives and alternative investing. He has authored articles and books on hedge funds and alternative investments.