With greater demand from investors seeking investments that are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes, The SILC Group actively partners with investment managers and asset sponsors who provide alternative investments. These partners meet the needs of our professional and sophisticated investors who have an ever increasing allocation of their investment portfolios to this asset class.
Alternative investments can be used to reduce risk, enhance returns and provide additional diversification and improve the Sharpe ratio of an investor’s portfolio by introducing an investment with different characteristics to the other traditional investments within a portfolio.
Alternative investment opportunities offered by The SILC Group include, amongst others:
- Private Equity: includes investments in unlisted companies directly or through a unit trust.
- Unlisted Property: includes investments in established properties or development projects.
- Private Credit: investing in senior or subordinated debt loans to borrowers.
- Infrastructure: including investments in social and economic infrastructure.
- Hedge Funds: pooled investment funds investing in liquid assets using short-selling, leverage and/or derivatives strategies.
- Commodities: includes investments in basic natural resources, agriculture, energy, hard and soft commodities.
- Currency: investments in various currencies either via futures or OTC contracts.
- Longevity: investments such as reverse mortgages, life tenancies and settlements.
- Global Macro: investing internationally on a large scale using broad global economic theory to underpin investment decisions.
- Litigation Funds: investment strategy using funds to finance law firms or cases and then share in case settlements.
- Special Situations: investments in event driven opportunities such as turnarounds, restructures, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and/or other special situations.
- High-Frequency Trading: funds that transact a large number of trades in any direction through the use of computer driven algorithmic models.
- Agriculture: includes investments in agricultural land, primary production and processing.
- Collectibles: investing in tangible assets that have the potential to appreciate, e.g., vintage cars and fine art.