Diversify and grow your portfolio with alternatives

Alternative investments are broadly defined as any investment that falls outside of the traditional asset classes of fixed income and equities.

Common types of alternatives

Other types of alternatives:

  • Crypto
  • Commodities
  • Art
  • and more

More and more investors are
pursuing alternatives

With the volatility of the stock market and low interest rates impacting the returns on bonds, institutional and wealthy private investors are seeking ways to diversify their portfolios and increase their returns.

Investments in alternatives have grown from $2.5 trillion in 2004 to nearly $13.9 trillion in 2020, with no signs of slowing. What started as a way for institutional investors to balance their portfolio has exploded into an entire market of investment options.

As the market continues to grow, there are more funds and opportunities for private investors to take advantage of the trend.

The risks and rewards of alternative investments

Before investing in alternatives, it’s helpful to understand the risks and potential rewards. Unlike traditional investments, alternative investments are not regulated by the SEC, aren’t liquid and don’t correlate with traditional asset classes.


Alternative investments require greater due diligence on the part of the investor. They aren’t traded in traditional markets, so they may not be as liquid as other assets.


Despite their inherent risks, alternatives can outperform the marketplace because they aren’t correlated with typical equities or fixed income investments. They also offer long and short term strategies which may not be possible within traditional asset classes.

Stay ahead of the curve
Alternatives give you access to the latest investments, including social and sustainable ESG funds, real estate, tech startups, cryptocurrency and more.

Finding alternatives with PitchBoard

Finding alternatives with PitchBoard

We designed PitchBoard to make it easy to find alternative investments and receive recommendations from close friends and colleagues.

With our platform, you can search hundreds of alternative funds and managers to find the right fit for your portfolio and investment approach.