Alternative Investments

At Allen Austin, we understand that executive search and leadership development can be one of the most challenging yet high-value aspects for any non-traditional investment organization.

Alternative investments go beyond traditional stocks, bonds, and cash. They often have a low correlation to traditional asset classes and can provide diversification and potential higher returns.

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have gained significant attention in recent years. In 2024, cryptocurrencies may continue to be a popular alternative investment option. Additionally, blockchain technology, which underlies cryptocurrencies, may be increasingly adopted in various industries, leading to investment opportunities in blockchain-related projects and companies.

Real estate has long been considered an alternative investment, and it is expected to remain attractive in 2024. Investors may focus on commercial properties, residential properties, or real estate investment trusts (REITs). With the rise of remote work and changing demographics, there may be opportunities in niche real estate sectors such as co-working spaces, senior living facilities, and data centers.


Private equity and venture capital investments involve investing in private companies that are not publicly traded. These investments may continue to be popular in 2024, particularly in sectors such as technology, healthcare, and renewable energy. Investors may seek opportunities in early-stage startups or growth-stage companies with high growth potential.

There is a growing interest in investing in companies and projects that have a positive social or environmental impact. Sustainable and impact investing may gain further momentum in 2024, with investors seeking opportunities in renewable energy, clean technology, sustainable agriculture, and social enterprises. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria may play a significant role in investment decision-making.

Art and collectibles have been alternative investment options for many years. In 2024, the art market may continue to thrive, with investors considering artworks, rare collectibles, and memorabilia as potential investments. Online platforms and fractional ownership models may make art and collectibles more accessible to a wider range of investors.


Infrastructure investments, such as toll roads, airports, and renewable energy projects, may be attractive alternatives. Governments and private investors may focus on infrastructure development and improvement, creating investment opportunities in sectors like transportation, energy, and telecommunications.

Peer-to-peer lending platforms and crowdfunding platforms have gained popularity as alternative investment options. These platforms connect borrowers with lenders or investors, allowing individuals to invest in loans or projects. Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding may continue to grow in 2024, providing opportunities for individuals to diversify their investment portfolios.

Alternative investments often come with higher risks and may require a deeper understanding of the specific asset class.

Leaders for these organizations are needed to think “outside-the-box”. Allen Austin is in the perfect position to assist finding non-traditional leaders to bring depth and understanding to diverse investments and lead organizations into future markets.



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