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What are Alternative Investments?

Simply put, Alternative Investments are any investments other than Stocks and Bonds. Real Estate, Commodities, Private Equity Investments and Managed Futures are common examples of Alternative Investments. Wall Street has made investing in Alternatives easier than ever, and Alt Street goes one step further.

What We Do

Alt Street aims to simplify the experience of investing in Alternatives. We give Advisors access to tools and information on a wide selection of alternative investments, helping them analyze and choose the right ideas to compliment their asset allocation strategies.

Why Alt Street

Unlike stocks and bonds, Alternative Investments receive very little coverage, are difficult to follow and impossible to find gathered together in one place.. Until now. Alt Street finds investments from many different asset classes, opportunities and ownership structures and brings them all under one roof. From Prospectus to Subscription Documents, Continuing Ed and Contact Information, you can find it all at Alt Street.

Douglas Blake - Founder and CEO

Douglas Blake Is the Founder and CEO of Alt Street. In addition, he currently serves as Managing Director of Fixed Income and Alternative Investments at Benchmark Investments, Inc. He has a Series 7 and 63 securities license, and is insurance licensed. Mr. Blake has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Mr. Blake holds an Bachelor’s Degree from the SUNY Oswego School of Business, and an Associate’s Degree from SUNY Cobleskill in Business Administration.

In addition to a successful career in wealth management, Mr. Blake has appeared as both a contributor and correspondent in financial publications and media. He served as Wall Street Correspondent for CCTV News, appearing on "Biz Asia" and "News Update" for China’s Largest News Network. He produced “Wall Street This Week” for China Radio International. He served as a contributor to the Economic Times of Mumbai, and on their prime time program "ET NOW", as well as "NDTV Profit" in New Delhi, India. He is also a contributor with Thomson Reuters.