Time to consider these esoteric investments?



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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