Alternative Strategies

An alternative future

What is alternative investing?

If you're looking for options beyond the traditional 60% stock/40% bond portfolio, consider the alternatives.

Alternatives span a diverse range of asset classes that may help you construct a more diversified portfolio. Plus, the increased availability of liquid alternative investment vehicles means that you can easily access these strategies.

Investing in alternative strategies requires a comprehensive understanding of:

  • An extremely broad category of diverse investments ranging from soybeans to real estate to bank loans.
  • The role that various alternative strategies can play in your portfolio.

Invesco believes portfolios should be robust and diversified with the ability to perform in the widest possible array of market environments. We believe this strategy is better able to help investors achieve their timeless goals:

Inflation
Hedge
Principal
Preservation
Portfolio
Diversification
Equity
Diversification
Fixed Income
Diversification

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What should I sell in order to add alternatives to my portfolio?

What should I sell in order to add alternatives to my portfolio?

What should I sell in order to add alternatives to my portfolio?

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1 Invesco as of June 30, 2015. Includes private real estate, alternative credit, liquid inflation hedges, hedged and macro strategies, and private equity.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of loss.

Liquid alternatives (liquid alts) are alternative investment strategies that are available through alternative investment vehicles such as mutual funds, ETFs, closed-end funds, etc. that provide daily liquidity.

Alternative products typically hold more non-traditional investments and employ more complex trading strategies, including hedging and leveraging through derivatives, short selling and opportunistic strategies that change with market conditions. Investors considering alternatives should be aware of their unique characteristics and additional risks from the strategies they use. Like all investments, performance will fluctuate. You can lose money.