Alternative investments can offer an effective way to diversify the portfolios of more sophisticated investors. Historically, alternative investment products were restricted to institutional investors and the exceptionally wealthy, with the intention of generating positive returns regardless of the state of the market. Today, they are available to a broader range of investors.
Typically, alternative investments are based on strategies that use leverage, arbitrage, derivatives and long or short positions.
As a CIBC Wood Gundy client, you have access to:
- Hedge funds
- Private equity
- Managed futures
- Structured products
When suitable, alternative investments can provide the following benefits:
- Increased diversification
- Reduced portfolio volatility
- Non-correlation to other asset classes