Nontraditional investments

Greater diversification to help you reach your long-term goals.

Proper diversification and risk management are the essential elements of a sound investment strategy. When properly implemented in a portfolio, nontraditional investments can help lower overall portfolio risk and potentially increase returns.

UBS Financial Advisors have access to a wide array of nontraditional investments, including:

Alternative investments

These instruments traditionally include hedge funds, managed futures, private equity and real estate funds. Because their returns generally do not closely track those of the broader stock market, these instruments can provide increased portfolio diversification.

Structured investments

Structured investments are flexible financial instruments that generally combine many of the characteristics of a bond with certain features and risks of the structured investment’s underlying asset. Like a bond, a structured investment is issued by a corporation, usually an investment grade financial company, and is subject to the credit risk of the issuer. Unlike a bond, a structured investment is linked to an underlying asset and may offer some, all or none of the upside growth as well as some, all or none of the downside market risk of the underlying asset. Regardless of its features, all payments on a structured investment are made by its issuer, and if the issuer is unable to pay its obligations when due, investors may lose some or all of their investment. When properly incorporated into your portfolio, these investments can offer the opportunity to reduce market risk, enhance potential yield or market-based returns and diversify exposure. For additional information on structured investments risks, please visit:

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