Investing in Alternative Assets

2 Credits: Specialized Knowledge


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Investing in Alternative Assets

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Specialized Knowledge

Course Description

There are a number of alternative assets that may generate higher yields than your usual investments in the stocks and bonds of public companies. In the Investing in Alternative Assets course, we describe a range of alternative assets and their characteristics, including investments in collectibles, cryptocurrency, infrastructure, intellectual property, life settlements, and more. We also note the dangers inherent in these investments, and the types of analysis work required to decide whether alternative assets might be a good investment choice for you.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the differentiating factors between alternative assets and mainstream investments.
  • Recall the characteristics, advantages, and risks associated with the various alternative asset types.
  • Recognize the mechanics of how cryptocurrencies function.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 29, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …