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Alternative Investments

As investor needs become increasingly complex and sophisticated, the marketplace has introduced a growing number of alternative investment products. Alternative investments provide qualified investors with exposure to markets and investment strategies that cannot be accessed through traditional fixed income and equity markets.

LPL Financial has responded to the growing need for increased diversification with a range of innovative products designed for formulating, supporting or supplementing specific strategies, including:

  • Managed Futures
  • Fund of Hedge Funds
  • Real Estate (REITS and non-traded REITS, Limited Partnerships)
  • Options
  • Oil & Gas Partnerships
  • Non-Traded Business Development Companies
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Alternative Strategy Mutual Funds

Alternative investments may not be suitable for all investors and should be considered as an investment for the risk capital portion of the investor's portfolio. The strategies employed in the management of alternative investments may accelerate the velocity of potential losses.

There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.