Considered a niche within the financial industry, alternative investments are seeing some hot trends right now within this very specific sector. Registered, non-traded REIT’s have gotten a lot of press recently, according to JP Dahdah, CEO of Vantage Self-Directed Retirement Plans. Reg-D offerings are limited to accredited investors and so the audience that can actually invest in these products are limited to about eight million Americans, or about 9% of the population.
From a popularity perspective, Dahdah says a lot of real estate-based alternative investments are very popular, as this is a sector that many Americans feels very comfortable with, as tangible assets are backing the investment up. He believes a lot of people are trying to hedge the volatility from the stock market into investment opportunities that have that tangible factor to it.
Alternative investments are becoming the hottest sector within the financial industry because of the yield they can produce and they help the advisor create an asset allocation strategy that hedges against stock market-based investments, explains Dahdah. Being able to place clients in non-correlated asset classes, whether those are in real estate or oil and gas has helped registered investment advisor firms and in broker dealer companies to be able to differentiate themselves from a lot of the big brokerage houses across the country.
JP Dahdah is the CEO at Vantage Self-Directed Retirement Plans and spoke with Alternative Investing News providing online alternative investing video news content. Alternative Investing News is a featured network of Sequence Media Group. This video was brought to you by Vantage Self-Directed Retirement Plans.