The financial definition for Foreign direct investment (FDI):
The acquisition abroad of physical assets such as plant and equipment, with operating control residing in the parent corporation.
Alternative investments Refers to investments in hedge funds. Many hedge funds pursue strategies that are uncommon relative to mutual funds. Examples of alternative investment strategies are:
long-short equity, event driven, statistical arbitrage, fixed income arbitrage, convertible arbritage, short bias, global macro, and equity market neutral.