A survey by Morningstar, Inc., and Barron's magazine found that despite
questionable performance during the market downturn and hedge fund
scandals, institutional investors and advisers still view alternative
investments optimistically, although with greater scrutiny.
Ameriprise Financial has introduced Active Diversified Alternatives
Portfolios, a series of professionally managed portfolios designed for
long-term investors seeking increased diversification and risk
Spyker Consulting, Inc., an international bullion brokerage firm, said it offers individual retirement account (IRA) services for qualified investors seeking to have gold, silver, platinum, or palladium in their retirement accounts.