BUS 481 - Illiquid Alternative Investments
This course, offered through the Center for Alternative Investments, examines in depth the illiquid aspects of modern alternative investing. The explosive growth of investments in highly illiquid instruments, driven in part by increased competition for excess returns and in part by changes in views of portfolio allocation, has made this an important area for students. Just as private equity and venture capital were relatively esoteric topics over a decade ago, today sparse attention is paid to the important activity at the periphery of the alternative space, which this course terms “frontiers”. Focus on these frontiers, and the implications of their illiquid nature, is the purpose of this course.