Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5
Subscribe

Alternative Investments: Pros and Cons

As with any other investment, understand the risks before putting money in the pot.

By
This story appears in the March 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Successful entrepreneurs--especially those who have sold companies or taken them public--are frequently offered investment opportunities that most investors can only read about in the paper.

And I can't say those alternative investments aren't tempting. After all, who wants to settle for the kind of lukewarm returns that you typically get from putting your money in a large-cap mutual fund when you can invest your money in a fund that may produce the next Google or Microsoft? And why should you sit in the bleachers with the other retail investors when you can put your money in private equity deals alongside pension funds and university endowments that have the inside track?

Continue Reading With an Entrepreneur Subscription Now 40% Off—Use Code SAVE40

Become a member to get unlimited access and support the voices you want to hear more from. Subscribe to Entrepreneur for just $49/year $29/year.

Not ready for an annual subscription?
Get 3 months free with code ZENDESK

Presented by zendesk

Not ready for an annual subscription? Get 3 months free with code
 ZENDESK