Fund Set Up

3.4.8 Fund Setup: Investments – Alternative Assets

The term ”Alternative Assets” generally refers to assets that don’t fall into the traditional asset types (stocks, bonds, property, and cash). This category can include hedge funds, managed futures, commodities, derivatives contracts, and precious artworks and collectibles, and precious metals. Mclowd includes Artwork, Motor Vehicles, and Memorabilia in this category, and also provides an ”Other” option for miscellaneous assets not otherwise classified in the software.
If your Fund holds Alternative Assets, you can enter details in the Investments section of the Mclowd Fund Setup procedure.

In the Fund Setup Menu, select INVESTMENTS or go to

Mclowd displays this screen:

Fund Setup|Investments|Add Opening Balances


Mclowd displays:

Fund Setup|Investments|Add New Opening Balance

Select the Account.

Assets|Add New|Select Account
In the Asset Class drop-down, select Alternative Assets. Accept the default Asset Category (Domestic), or change to Foreign if this is a foreign investment.

Mclowd displays:

Fund Setup|Investments|Alternative Assets

In the Asset Type drop-down, select the type:

FundSetup_Investments_AlternativeAssets_choosetypeNow, assign a name to your asset.

Use the popup calendar to enter the date you purchased this asset.

Enter the purchase price. Enter any additional transaction costs paid to facilitate the purchase (for example, broker or finder fees or stamp duty).

Mclowd will total the purchase and transaction costs to compute the capitalised cost base for this item.

Click SAVE ASSET or SAVE & ADD ANOTHER if you have more Bond Investments to add.

Click SAVE ASSET to go back to INVESTMENTS on the FUND SETUP menu to view a list of your Fund’s investments.]

about the author:

Lorraine Cobcroft

With a background in accounting and financial management, followed by two decades writing software documentation, Lorraine joined the Mclowd team in mid-2016 and is enjoying working with a dynamic team to enhance an innovative product that has the potential to revolutionize the way Australians manage their retirement funding. Lorraine is also an accomplished business writer, ghost-writer, novelist and short-story writer and poet.

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