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Consumers who have shunned traditional investments after losing out in the prolonged bear market are being offered increasingly quirky schemes. New alternative investments are the latest in a line following such offers as a managed wine investment plan launched in 1994 which aimed to provide a return of between 15 and 20 per cent a year and each portfolio was invested in wine from the top 25 Bordeaux chateau. In the late 1990s, John Govett offered a classic car fund which invested 3.2m [pounds sterling] in classic cars and banked on them ...
Australian super funds would invest in the emerging residential equity market to diversify their portfolios against highly correlated domestic and global equities markets. The argument for this move is summarised below. Investors, such as super funds, get extremely low-cost, highly enhanced and very long-dated exposures to what has, during the past three decades (including the recent calamity) been the largest and best performing of all investment classes: residential real estate. Historically, investors have only been able to access highly concentrated, risky development-style holdings ... Read More
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