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Over the past five years, continued volatility in equity markets has left investors uninspired by conventional asset classes and alternatives have become increasingly popular.

However, in such a turbulent economic environment, which alternative asset class can deliver the best returns for investors? Charlotte Richards analyses four popular choices: Stamps Stamp collecting may be considered by some to be an old man’s hobby, but savvy investors have turned this pastime into a way of making money. Demand in the stamp collecting world has increased over the past few decades, particularly in China. The pursuit has experienced a revival in recent years after it was banned under Chairman Mao until his death in 1976. Keith Heddle, an investment director at Stanle...

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