In this exclusive Forbes article, I’m presenting my rationale for why 2015 is poised to be the turning point for alternative investments, marking their emergence as a viable and prominent asset class for far more investors than ever before.
From volatility in the stock market to the state of IPOs, I’m addressing the diminishing opportunities in the public markets for significant growth, and how that is opening up new avenues in the alternatives space.
“I’m sure some mutual fund managers would disagree, but let’s be honest: it wasn’t too difficult to make money in the public stock market last year. The S&P 500 rose more than 11% and Apple (AAPL) for instance, a popular pick among retail investors and analysts alike, gained even more. But, after a strong 2014, the public markets have been off to a choppy start in 2015. This year, savvy investors may be looking for alpha elsewhere. For many institutions and high-net-worth individuals, alternative investments are an attractive option…”