In doing some research to explore the question ‘Is venture capital an asset class?’ I needed to verify certain aspects of asset classes more generally.
As such I went looking for a table of asset classes. As it does this lead to some other questions, which I have not been able to get satisfactory answers to.
So, rather than leave the thought as an unfinished one waiting for further research I thought it more beneficial to post what I am trying to do here and seek input. Of course I also know where to find the train of thought and develop on it as new things come along.
What is an Asset Class
Please see the ‘Venture Capital is a sub-asset class of its own‘ post for further details.
Table of Asset Classes
The table of Asset Classes is intended to be a matrix providing a list of the asset classes, and then applicable sub-asset classes beneath each class.
Within the matrix characteristics and behaviours of each asset/sub-asset class are listed (or to be listed).
|Name of Asset||Sub-Assets||Liquidity||Timeframe||Categorisation||Appropriate ROI||Risk level||Direct/Managed||Products|
|Cash||deposit account, money market fund|
|market neutral strategies|
|Collateralised Debt Obligations|