Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Brookfield Asset Management Offers Steady Alternative Asset Exposure

Investors will find no shortage of papers and studies highlighting the return and diversification advantages of so-called "alternative investments", but actually finding investment vehicles that are accessible to retail investors is not as easy. Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) offers a good option in that regard; BAM's operations are spread across publicly-traded LPs in commercial real estate, renewable energy, and infrastructure assets, as well as alternative asset management and private equity fund operations.

Brookfield is a slow-and-steady sort of investment option, with both net asset value accretion potential and a decent dividend. It's not an especially cheap stock today, but the shares do usually offer 10% pullbacks every so often.

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