Pros and Cons of Adding Alternative Investments to Diversify Your IRA

The potential for higher returns from alternative investments such as real estate and private equity comes with some risks. Are they right for you?

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When planning for retirement, one of the key factors that can significantly impact your financial security is the composition of your investment portfolio. Traditionally, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) have been associated with standard investment options like stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

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Tory Reiss
CEO, Equi

Tory Reiss is a three-time founder of venture capital-backed financial technology startups. He’s currently the CEO of Equi, the elite destination for alternative investments. It is equal parts hedge fund and technology platform, with exclusive access to a variety of uncorrelated alternative investments.