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Articles tagged: Alternative Assets

A mountainous horizon, symbolizing the obstacles of a venture capital term sheet

The Term Sheet: An Overview of Investor Rights and Controls in VC Investments

The provisions of a venture capital deal, known as a term sheet, include liquidation rights, management participation and exit rights.

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An Investor’s Guide to Productive Assets, Physical Assets and other Tangible Asset Types

Why Buy Farmland if You’re Not a Farmer? Tangible Assets Explained Individuals invest in tangible assets (called physical assets, hard assets, fixed assets and more, depending on the asset itself) […]

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Film, Fine Dining and West Side Story: a Warning on Risky Investments

Vanity Investments are All for Show “Hamilton” drove the masses to Broadway in 2016, making it seem as though Broadway shows were the next exciting investment. Through 2018, shows like […]

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track and field events, symbolizing private markets

Is the Private Market Defeating the Public Market?

Regulatory changes and the burdens of public finance have led IPOs to lose value. Now, companies and investors are finding value in the private market. 

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Are You Smarter Than a High School Dropout? Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC is considering wider access to private offerings. Does net worth equate to financial literacy, or should the accredited investor definition change?

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The Ups and Downs of Residential Real Estate Investments

Residential real estate is abundant and leasing terms are straight forward, but heavy maintenance may fall on the investor. Is residential property for you?

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private equity valuations

How Reliable Are Private Equity Valuations?

Public information can be scarce due to SEC reporting exemptions, making private equity valuations seem unreliable. Can upgraded guidelines fix it?

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Multi-family apartment buildings like these are eligible for inclusion as REIT investments

The REIT Income for Retirement: 6 Reasons to Invest in REITs

Retirees seek diversified retirement income sources as they continue to age. REIT income may provide the risk-adjusted returns they need.

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90 Second Lesson – Fees and Carried Interest: Private Equity Sponsor Compensation

The distribution waterfall for private equity funds is generous to fund sponsors: after fees and carried interest, private equity compensation is over 20%.

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hand holds plant, a metaphor for investing in private equity for growth.

Invest Tax-Advantaged Retirement Funds in Private Equity for Growth

Many people don’t know they can invest tax-advantaged retirement funds into private equity for growth. The strategy isn’t for everyone. Is it for you?

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