The most fundamental principle of investing is diversification. But in our experience, few investors understand what diversification means. Sure, investors typically understand that diversification means “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. Some also understand that diversification is about owning a combination of investments that zig and zag at different times. But when we probe a little deeper, it seems many investors are still confused about how diversification works in practice. They wonder, “If I’m buying something that makes money when the other is losing money, doesn’t that
just give me a zero return?”
In this report, we hope to clear up some of the more nuanced complexities of diversification with a few simple examples.
RCM Alternatives (“RCM”) is a registered commodity brokerage firm which helps high net worth individuals, registered investment advisors, and institutional investors identify and access top alternative investments focused in commodities and managed futures.
In addition to assisting end investors, RCM’s low-cost, consultative, education-based approach to alternative investments is a natural fit with investment advisors, while a professional services desk assists hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, and mutual funds set up and efficiently access markets around the world.
RCM’s asset management arm, registered Commodity Pool Operator Attain Portfolio Advisors, aids investors and their advisors in accessing select managers which have been filtered through our real-time due diligence process at lower investment levels via institutional grade fund vehicles structured as Limited Liability Companies.
RCM Alternatives is a registered DBA of Reliance Capital Markets II LLC.
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