Alternative investments are a type of investment that is not traditional and often considered to be more complex, illiquid, and riskier than traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, and cash. Some examples of alternative investments include:
Hedge funds: An investment fund that uses advanced investment strategies, such as leveraging and short-selling, to generate high returns.
Private equity: Investment in private companies, usually through the purchase of a controlling interest. This allows the investor to have a say in the management and direction of the company.
Real estate: Investing in property or real estate-related assets, such as commercial or residential buildings, land, or mortgages.
Commodities: Investing in physical assets such as gold, silver, oil, agricultural products.
Art and Collectibles: Investing in fine art, antiques, and other collectible items.
Cryptocurrency: Investing in digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
These investments may provide higher returns than traditional equity or debt investments, but they also come with a greater degree of risk and may be less liquid. It is important for investors to understand the nature of these investments and the risks involved before investing.
SGT has experience representing clients in litigation arising out of alternative investments. We represent entities and individuals in a variety of disputes, including:
- Breach of contract claims
- Fraud and misrepresentation claims
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Claims related to the formation and operation of the investment vehicle
- Claims related to the valuation and pricing of the investment
SGT's class action and complex litigation practice has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars invested in alternative investments lost because of violations of federal securities laws, breaches of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, and conflicts of interest. SGT's efforts have resulted in recoveries for clients in excess of $100 million.