Meaning of “alternative investment” in the English Dictionary

"alternative investment" in Business English

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alternative investmentnoun [ C ]


investment in a financial product that someone has not considered before:

The firm will increase its stake in venture capital and energy funds - it expects the alternative investments to provide returns of 16 to 18%.

investment in works of art, valuable objects, etc.:

When it comes to alternative investments, prices of collector watches are rising steadily now.

(Definition of “alternative investment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)