Alternative Investments for Wealth Advisors Course Overview

Alternative Investments are one of the fastest-growing categories of investment products in the Wealth Management industry. From Hedge Funds to Commodities and Venture Capital, investors are looking to Alternatives now more than ever to protect their portfolios and provide them with performance enhancement.

This course is full of information about Alternative Investments and differentiates them from conventional asset classes. Learn why Alternatives are in-demand, how to deploy these strategies in a Wealth Management portfolio, and what the advantages and disadvantages of Alternative Investments are.

Learners will test their knowledge with interactive exercises throughout this course to ensure they have a comprehensive understanding of how Alternative Investments can be deployed within a Full-Service Brokerage environment.

Alternative Investments for Wealth Advisors Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Learn about a New Asset Class – understand the difference between Alternative and Traditional investment assets. Learn about the types of Alternative Investment and what benefits they can bring to an Investment Portfolio
  • Build an Understanding of Best Practices for Alternative Investments within the Wealth Management context and how they can be deployed in a client account
  • Write Investment Policy Statements that fully take into account a client’s financial needs and investment profile and integrate Alternative Investments into your existing book of business

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is relevant for anyone looking to improve their financial acumen and portfolio management skills in Retail Wealth Management. It does not matter whether you’re considering a career in Wealth Management or you’re a tenured Advisor that’s looking to take your practice to the next level; this course applies to anyone that wants to stay up-to-date on the latest industry knowledge, trends, and techniques.

Alternative Investments for Wealth Advisors

Led by Mark R.

Level 2

Approx 1.5h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Financial Planning & Wealth Management (FPWM™) Certification

  • Skills Learned Financial Learning, Business Development, Investment Management, Practice Management, Relationship Management
  • Career Prep Financial Planner, Investment Advisor, Portfolio Manager

What Our Members Say

thanks for the distinct clarity between alternative investment and traditional investment style. low correlation exist between both investment style and may be used to as alternatives against a particular risk.

Julius Anuolu Oloyede

CFI Alternative Investments for Financial Advisors
Highly recommended for professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge as financial advisors. An enjoyable journey towards further specialisation.

Sacha Palaversic Ferrand

The course was very informative.

Louis Mlongoti

Compact alternative investment knowledge.

Shyashree Chatterjee

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