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Introduction to Alternative Investments

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ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MARKET (AIM) INVEST IN ASSETS THAT ARE HIGH RISK AND CAN BE DIFFICULT TO SELL SUCH AS SHARES IN UNLISTED COMPANIES.

THE VALUE OF THE INVESTMENT AND THE INCOME FROM IT CAN FALL AS WELL AS RISE AND INVESTORS MAY NOT GET BACK WHAT THEY ORIGINALLY INVESTED, EVEN TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE TAX BENEFITS.

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Alternative investments are dynamic higher risk investments in environments the UK government wants to assist. In many cases these are the industries and businesses of the future. Whilst returns can be superior to regular investments there is a much higher risk of loss. As such investments come with various government benefits such as tax free growth, income tax relief, IHT relief and loss relief.