ME PoV Summer 2014 issue
Breaking the mold
Challenge of auditing alternative investments
Over the past five years investors have developed an increased appetite for alternative investments, due largely to their desire and eagerness to achieve high returns with less vulnerability as to the market risk and high volatility associated with quoted stocks. Accordingly, regulators and auditors are acknowledging the risks associated with such non-traditional investments that present a challenge for both, the investor and the auditor alike.