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The alternative investments making Australians money in 2019

By Cameron Micallef · June 27 2019
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The alternative investments making Australians money in 2019

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By Cameron Micallef · June 27 2019
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In an environment with low interest rates, falling property prices and a bullish share market, investors are looking to get ahead through alternatives.

Traditional favourites for Australian investors are blue-chip shares and cash-based investment vehicles like term deposits. However, many of these favourites aren’t providing the bottom-line boost and yields investors have previously enjoyed.

A report released by the International Trade Centre suggests investors can achieve healthy returns by investing in developing countries’ small and medium-sized enterprises. 

A core component of a nation becoming more developed is forming a middle class at both the individual and business level. 

At the business level, this means smaller to medium-sized companies are eyeing productivity and are on the lookout for funding. 

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Worldwide, there is about $5.2 trillion held by businesses of this nature, according to the report. 

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Start-ups - A broad range of investors invest in start-ups. Finance for these enterprises comes from family and friends, public funds and venture capital during the initial phase of business. 

Foreign direct investment - Mature SMEs do not have access to start-up finance, but they may be able to benefit from the $600 billion of foreign direct investment that flows into developing countries every year.

Specialised investment fund - A typical SME in a developing country is often seeking early-phase or growth capital of a few thousand to a few million dollars, sums too small for a large international investment fund to manage directly. 

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leveraging their insights to grow your portfolio.

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leveraging their insights to grow your portfolio.

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