Alternative Investments

Alternative investments, as one can assume from the name, are meant to serve as an alternative (substitute) to investment in the traditional routes we all know; most of our products are managed there, in the capital market – shares, bonds, stock options, derivatives, ETFs (exchange traded funds), training funds, pension funds, and senior employees insurance. Thus, alternative investments are investments in private equity, and are not traded in the capital market: hedge funds, infrastructure, real estate, private equity abroad, and other fields such as person-to-person loans, pharma, and Fintech.

Alternative investments are usually used for hedging risks and increasing the stability in our overall (pensionary and financial) portfolio, since, as opposed to traditional investments, they are less vulnerable to speculations, price evaluations, and supply and demand – and thus, and most importantly, they are less volatile. Since there is a low correlation between alternate and traditional investments, it is clear why the former is considered the preferred tool for hedging the portfolio. 

Essentially, an alternate investment is an investment that takes place outside the capital market, and it is much more complicated and complex than it seems from the outside.

Over the past few years, as people’s financial understanding has grown, investors want their investments to be independent from the traditional capital market, and look for the term “alternative investments.” However, there is a wide dispersion within this type of investment and a great variety of investment options, for different investment populations and with different risk levels.

Most investments take place outside the banking system or the insurance companies; these investments include Israeli real-estate, real-estate abroad, consumer credit, Credit for real estate developers, (Maznin loan) Entrepreneurial initial capital loan, and crypto coins.


There are several reasons to use alternative products:

  1. A wide dispersion of risk.
  2. Independence from the capital market’s performance.
  3. High revenue potential.
  4. Non-tradable for a certain period, which reduces the vulnerability to the goings-on in the traditional capital market. 


However, when one considers alternative investments, they must do so carefully. As opposed to tradable investments, whose trading is based on published prospectus and extensive information that companies are required to publish, alternative investments are less transparent, and must thus be examined carefully.

For more questions and for solutions in regards to alternative products, contact us at Sparta-capital.

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We are experienced and have great expertise in the financial fields. We provide personal support and supervision for our clients:

  1. Building an investment strategy according to the family unit’s needs.
  2. Implementing the program while examining the costs and being careful in choosing the investment managers that take care of our client’s money.
  3. As part of the supervision, we send periodical reports with an updated status report.
  4. Making adjustments to the plan based on changes in the client’s needs and adjusting the products to the state of the market and regulation.
  5. We are careful in choosing the external service providers we use, e.g., taxation consultants and accountants, personal legal support, generational inheritance, and escrow accounts.

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Sparta believes in viewing each person and their personal needs and providing the most professional package for each client. Sparta isn’t for everyone: we don’t guarantee yield, but we do promise to employ the most comprehensive knowledge in the market and to adjust it to your needs. Sparta provides knowledge and professionalism that were previously reserved for institutional clients, providing its clients with access to them. Sparta cares for the client, they are not another portfolio.