Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments
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Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments

Edited by Phoebus Athanassiou

This unique and detailed Handbook provides a comprehensive source of analysis and research on alternative investment funds in the EU, the US and other leading jurisdictions.
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Chapter 5: Alternative Investments and Retail Investors – A Bold but Risky Experiment

Harry McVea

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5. Alternative investments and retail investors – a bold but risky experiment Harry McVea* 1. INTRODUCTION The label ‘alternative investments’ is notoriously ill-defined, perhaps best characterized in terms of an attitude to risk rather than as a ...

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