I found this video put out by Bloomberg on alternative investing.

Jeffrey Sica, founder of Sica Wealth Management, makes some great points here:

Alternative Investing is a great way to capitalize on opportunities that banks are leaving behind such as, private lending and small business funding.

True Diversification is only accomplished by allocating investments in separate assets that don’t correlate with each other.  Buying 60% stocks and 40% bonds is merely an idea of diversification.

Liquidity doesn’t cash flow or grow like alternative investments.  The idea is to make investments that you can understand and find comfort in the collateral.