Understanding alternatives

Resources to help you better understand and incorporate alternative investments

An important part of our mission to make alternatives accessible is to make them easier to understand. This page provides comprehensive, clear explainers on all things alts.
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What are alternative investments?

A brief overview outlining the assets and strategies that are classed as alternative investments.

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What are alternative assets?

Descriptions and explanations of alt assets, such as commodities, currencies and real estate.

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What are alternative strategies?

The non-conventional methods for managing assets, including shorting and leverage.

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What are liquid alternatives?

How liquid alts mutual funds and ETFs are designed so as to be easily bought and sold.

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Your guide to investing in liquid alts

A deeper dive into how liquid alternative funds work and which types of investors could benefit from them.

CE Course: Why alternatives?

An in-depth explainer of alts and why we believe they should be an essential component of every portfolio.

CE Course: Understanding alts and compliance

What you need to know about the unique compliance issues that come with alt investments.

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Discover Mackenzie’s Accessible Alternatives

Find out about Mackenzie’s suite of alternatives and how we’re making them available to more investors.

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