Alternative investments are often risker than traditional stocks and bonds, but may be recommended by a broker in order to diversify a portfolio and produce higher returns. Some examples of alternative investments include:
- Hedge funds
- Tenets in common
- Promissory notes
- Limited partnerships
- Asset protection programs
- Shares of privately held companies
Real estate investments and investments in real estate trusts may also be considered alternative investments.
Before a broker can recommend alternative investments, he or she must first perform a thorough investigation into its viability. However, because these investments often lack transparency, it is not uncommon for misinformation to be presented and bad advice to follow. If you believe you have been the victim of intentional fraud or poor investigation of an alternative investment, the stock fraud attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter can help. We are prepared to investigate your claim free of charge to establish wrongdoing and to take your case as far as needed to help ensure you are provided compensation for all of your damages.