For VAM alternative investments are assets that can be purchased that generate income and have little to no correlation with what happens on Wall Street. These are assets whose value does not rise and fall with the day’s news, political unrest, or “flash crashes”. By directly investing in local companies and not investing in “markets” controlled by third parties we are able to exert a modicum of control over how the assets perform.
We believe that investing should be a simple and easy process to understand. Find a company that is in a new or undervalued industry, make sure that the management team has experience, and most importantly, make sure that the company is profitable on a cash flow basis. This allows VAM to generate cash returns for our clients.