Although McKenzie M. Slaughter views investing from an alternative perspective, she still has a feel for traditional approaches. It is a natural position for the founder and CEO of Beyond Capital Markets, a New York independent research and educational firm that advises clients on portfolio diversification to maximize returns and reduce risks. BCM’s coverage includes master limited partnerships, hedge funds, and liquid alternative investments. The latter may include currency, commodity, hedge funds, oil, and energy.
Investors close to retirement age or already in retirement can benefit from these risk-reducing, portfolio-enhancing vehicles. Slaughter says BCM bridges a “knowledge gap by providing manageable steps to true portfolio diversification for institutional and individual investors searching for more active approaches.â€ Slaughter provided Black Enterprise with three picks that she says provide alternative and traditional approaches to capital appreciation.
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