Clients may soon be asking a lot of questions about alternative investments.

After an eight-year bull market, accompanied by volatility well below the historical average, we may be entering a sustained period of lower returns and heightened volatility. Many investors may then turn away from current favorites like passive index funds and ETFs, much as investors turned away from online, self-directed brokerage in response to the bursting of the tech bubble in the early 2000’s.

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