I know that in most countries/markets alternative investments can be marketed and distributed to retail investors... but only through pooled investment vehicles, i.e. funds.
My question is then, where is it possible for retail investors to place money and trade on single-asset alternatives? In which country/market and under what conditions?
After all, anyone can invest in a venture capital fund... you just need lots of money... and anyone can buy a house, you just need a lot of money...
But to buy commodities and derivatives, you are obliged to go through an intermediary... but intermediaries are usually forbidden to market and distribute such instruments to retail investors... right?