Understanding Alternative Investments
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Alternative Investment Strategies for Investors
Our mission is to provide our clientele with innovative investment strategies, appropriate for their goals and proportionate to their appetite for risk. Alternative investments are subject to significant risks and therefore are not suitable for all investors. For more information regarding the risks please read the disclosures at the bottom of the page.
Alternative Investments Risks:
Alternative investments are subject to significant risks and therefore are not suitable for all investors. When considering alternative investments, you should consider various risks, including the fact that some products use leverage and other speculative investment practices that may increase the risk of investment loss. With respect to alternative investments in general, you should be aware that returns from some alternative investments can be volatile and you may lose all or a portion of your investment. This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described above. An offering is made only by prospectus.
Real Estate Investment Trusts Risks:
Investing in real estate and real estate investment trusts (REITs) may not be suitable for all investors and involves special risks, such as limited liquidity and demand for real property; changes in supply and demand for real property; change in law; tenant turnover or defaults; loss of investment; competition; casualty losses; use of leverage; real estate values may fluctuate based on economic, environmental and other factors. There is no assurance that the investment objectives of any real estate program will be obtained.
Managed Futures Risks:
There can be no assurance that the investment objective of a managed futures fund will be achieved. Most managed futures funds are highly leveraged which may potentially provide higher return, but also increases the overall risk and volatility of the investment. Managed futures funds are less liquid than stocks and bonds, with redemptions typically limited to monthly intervals. Costs and expenses in managed futures funds are significantly higher than mutual funds and other investment vehicles. Investors in managed futures funds realize taxable gains and losses in the year in which they occur and proper consideration should be given to the tax implications of an investment. Futures and forward contracts have a high degree of price variability and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial changes. Investing in managed futures is speculative and investors must be prepared to lose all of a substantial amount of their investment.
Equipment Leasing Risks:
All or a substantial portion of distributions you receive may be a return of capital rather than a return on capital. Rates of distribution will not necessarily be indicative of profitable returns of the fund. This is a “blind pool” offering. The fund has not identified any specific investments as of the date of the Prospectus and therefore cannot determine all of the potential risks associated with its portfolio at this time. Adverse general economic conditions may negatively impact the fund’s clients, causing the fund losses. The fund may invest in equipment indirectly through non-lease transactions which exposes it to additional risks not present when acquiring equipment that will be wholly-owned by the fund directly. Your shares are effectively illiquid and you may not be able to sell your shares. You should be prepared to hold your shares for the life of the fund, which is anticipated to be approximately eight years but may be longer. Uncertainties associated with the equipment leasing industry may have an adverse effect on the fund’s business and may adversely affect its ability to give you any economic return from its shares or a complete return of your capital.
Business Development Company Risks:
Investments in non-traded business development companies (BDCs) are subject to significant risks. This is a “blind pool” offering. The fund has not identified any specific investments as of the date of the Prospectus and therefore cannot determine all of the potential risks associated with its portfolio at this time. These risks include limited operating histories, reliance on the advisors, conflicts of interests, payment of substantial fees to the advisors and their affiliates, illiquidity and liquidations at less than the original amounts invested. Investing in these products may not be suitable for all investors. Shares will not be listed on a national securities exchange unless and until the offering terminates, which means there will be no public market for the securities during the offering period. You will have limited ability to sell your shares. There is no assurance that the shares will be listed on a national securities exchange after the termination of the offering.
Oil & Gas Risks:
This is neither an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Working interests in oil and gas are speculative and involve a high degree of risk; investors should be able to bear the complete loss of their investment. The direct or indirect purchase of working interests in oil and gas involves significant risks, including commodity price risks and risks specific to a given well or oil field. Available to accredited investors only.
Hedge Funds Risks:
Hedge funds, commodity pools and other alternative investments involve a high degree of risk and can be illiquid due to restrictions on transfer and lack of a secondary trading market. They can be highly leveraged, speculative and volatile, and an investor could lose all or a substantial amount of an investment. Alternative investments may lack transparency as to share price, valuation and portfolio holdings. Complex tax structures often result in delayed tax reporting. Compared to mutual funds, hedge funds and commodity pools are subject to less regulation and often charge higher fees. Mutual funds involve risk including possible loss of principal. Alternative investment managers typically exercise broad investment discretion and may apply similar strategies across multiple investment vehicles, resulting in less diversification. Trading may occur outside the United States which may pose greater risks than trading on U.S. exchanges and in U.S. markets.