Investment diversification is an important topic for any serious investor, mainly because you don’t want to have all of your investment eggs in the same types of baskets. That’s where alternative funds come in. An alternative investment is an asset that is not one of the conventional investment types, such as stocks, bonds, or cash. For that reason, it’s not an area of investing typical investors are familiar with, which is why I invited Sang Lee to come on the show. Sang is with DarcMatter, an online platform that deals almost exclusively with alternative investment assets, making them available to any accredited investor. On this episode of Capital Gains, you’re going to learn why alternative investments are a smart move when it comes to investment diversification and how the DarcMatter platform works.

Are your investments diversified enough to be safe in a downturn?

Most investors understand the need to have their assets and investments diversified. When risk is spread out over a number of sources your assets are less vulnerable to market changes and fluctuations. But most investors are not aware that with the digital age there are new opportunities for investment that were previously unavailable to average investors. That’s where DarcMatter comes in. It’s an online investment platform that focuses on alternative investments. On this episode, I spoke with Sang Lee, CEO and Founder of DarcMatter about how the platform makes uncommon investments a reality for average investors. You’ll be intrigued by how the platform works and what it has to offer.

If you want to diversify your investment base, there’s a new way to do it.

The traditional investment portfolio doesn’t usually include much in the way of international assets, but online platforms like DarcMatter are changing all of that. In your DarcMatter account, you can diversify your investor base by accessing both domestic and international LPs. But you won’t be doing it in the dark. You’ll also be able to streamline your investor interactions and track all communications through the dashboard. And you don’t have to worry about compliance issues either. DarcMatter’s system has you covered, ensuring that everything is done above board. You can find out more about the platform by listening to this conversation I had with Founder, Sang Lee.

You can now have direct access to alternative investments.

The digital age has brought many changes to the traditional business models of the past - Uber, Airbnb, and others are changing the landscape of the way we do business and procure services. The same is happening these days in the realm of investing. Companies like DarcMatter provide transparent access to pre-vetted hedge-fund managers, private equity funds, venture capital, and other group funds to help you take advantage of opportunities that may have seemed out of reach before. Sung Lee, CEO and Founder of DarcMatter discusses investment diversification on this episode of Capital Gains.

Now it’s easy to find vetted alternative investment opportunities.

When you login to the DarcMatter interface you’re able to browse investment opportunities using built-in search features that allow you to drill down into the exact areas and niches you are interested in pursuing. And the system keeps in mind how you’ve completed your investor profile, suggesting funds based on your personal or client risk profiles and investment preferences. It’s a tailor-made alternative that you’re able to do online, on your own. You can directly indicate your interest in a particular fund, allocating as you please. You’ve got to find out more about this amazing platform and the investment diversification that’s possible using its powerful features. Find out how Sang Lee and his team have designed DarcMatter to be both effective and easy to use, on this episode of Capital Gains.

Outline of This Episode

  • [1:01] My introduction to Sang Lee of Dark Matter.
  • [1:28] The industry of alternative funding and how Dark Matter fits in.
  • [4:21] Who are the end users of Sung’s company?
  • [7:51] Why many advisors are leaving institutions these days.
  • [8:54] How funds become part of this particular investment platform.
  • [11:16] What an investor might walk through to use the platform.
  • [13:42] The investment minimums on the platform.
  • [17:05] How Sung began his company.
  • [20:00] How DarcMatter changes the game for investors and funds.
  • [23:43] The trajectory the company has been on and where it’s headed.
  • [26:15] What investors can expect the first time they login to DarcMatter.
  • [28:13] Forecasting the next 5 to 10 years for DarcMatter.
  • [29:43] Why alternative funds are an exciting area for growth opportunities.

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