Recorded 10/30/2014

An overview of the basic types, characteristics, uses, and risks of alternative investments including hedge funds, real estate, commodities, managed futures, private equity, and credit derivatives.

Jim Pasztor, vice president of academic affairs at the College for Financial Planning, is also involved with several of the College's investment courses and the white paper series. He is a CFP® practitioner, and has earned the MPAS designation and an MSF degree in Financial Analysis, both from the College for Financial Planning. Jim is a member of NAPFA, FPA, IMCA, and the CFA Society of Colorado, and was awarded the 2014 Edward D. Baker III award from IMCA for his paper "Endogenous Risk and Dangers to Market Stability." You can reach Jim at

Complexity Level: Intermediate