Alternative Investment Instruments Essay

7820 Words Dec 5th, 2015 32 Pages
Alternative Investment Instruments
Fin 460, Section - 2

Karishma Rahman - 1330090
Rumman Rahman - 1320142
A.S.M Asadul Haque - 1231001
Abdullah Al Masud - 1210380
Imtiaz Ahmed - 1220812
2015

Table of Contents Introduction 1 Identification of Alternative Instruments 2  Art 2 History 2 Characteristics and details 3 Prospects in Bangladesh 5  Gold 6 History 6 Characteristics and details 7 Prospect in Bangladesh 9  Real Estate 10 History 10 Characteristics and details 11 Prospects in Bangladesh 13  Private Equity 14 History 15 Characteristics and details 15 Prospects in Bangladesh 17  Venture Capital 18 History 19 Characteristics and details 19 Prospects in Bangladesh 21
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But despite that, there are some advantages to alternative investments which we will dive in on further into this report.

We structured this report surrounding all the secondary data and information we obtained from various websites, news publications and articles. All possible prospects and conclusions drawn have outlined after the research conducted.

The alternative instruments we chose to focus on in this report are Art, Gold, Real Estate, Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Identification of Alternative Instruments * Art

The Art market is distinctive from other markets and follows very different rules than any other common financial instrument: taste and individual perceptions are at the very core of Art. Fine Art can be a good investment because, historically, the price fluctuations in the art market don’t reflect the ups and downs of traditional stock and bonds.
History

The concept of investing in Art both for aesthetic and financial reasons is not a new phenomenon. History shows that wealthy individuals chose to store their wealth in Art under turbulent times as an internationally portable and classier version of gold-bars, which were considered to be resistant to inflation and currency fluctuations. And if this wealth storage while hanging on the wall actually leads to profit, even better.
Trading in paintings appeared for the first time to a larger extent in the 15th

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