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A healthy ingredient of a strong portfolio

Diversification

Art, collectibles, and other alternative assets tend to have a low correlation with traditional markets.

Trusted Asset Classes

Ultra-wealthy individuals allocate an average of 5% of their net worth to collectibles, including art and luxury goods.

Future Catalysts

The global rise in wealthy individuals has the potential to bolster demand for alternative assets even further.

A healthy ingredient of a strong portfolio

Now easy and accessible to all

Curated Investments

Each alternative asset on Public has been vetted for investment potential by our team and network of advisors.

Fully Managed

We take care of everything on the back end—from authentication to insurance, storage, and beyond.

Fractional Ownership

By breaking alternative assets into shares, you gain the benefits of these asset classes with far less capital.

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How it works

01 Purchase Shares

You can invest by buying shares of new assets directly from Public or by purchasing shares of past assets from other Public users.

02 Manage Your Portfolio

View holdings and stay informed on the latest news and pricing information any time—all with the Public app.

03 Earn A Return

Earn potential returns by selling your shares via our trading platform or if Public sells the underlying asset.

Featured Assets

Hermes Birkin Bag

2011

Initial Offering Date

June 2021

Initial Offering Price

$58,000

# of Shares

5,800

The Hermès Birkin bag is perhaps the most recognizable designer handbag in the world. The bags’ scarcity and high price tags have made them highly coveted among collectors.

Shattered Backboard

Air Jordan I (1985)

Initial Offering Date

December 2020

Initial Offering Price

$700,000

# of Shares

70,000

In 1985, Michael Jordan played in a Nike-sponsored exhibition in Italy, scoring 30 points and shattering the backboard with a massive dunk. This is the exact pair of shoes he wore during the legendary moment.

Banksy

Police Car, 2003

Initial Offering Date

09/10/2020

Initial Offering Price

$425,000

# of Shares

21,250

Banksy is one of the most important and successful artists of his generation. Demand for his work is on the rise, driven by both his anonymity and the commentary his works make on culture and society at large, as is on display with Police Car.

CryptoPunk #543

2017

Initial Offering Date

August 2021

Initial Offering Price

$51,500

# of Shares

51,500

Originally released in 2017, CryptoPunks were the first NFTs minted on the Ethereum blockchain. The 10,000 individually created punks have since rocketed to iconic status in the crypto and art worlds.

The Incredible Hulk #181

CGC 9.8 (1974)

Initial Offering Date

December 2019

Initial Offering Price

$35,000

# of Shares

70,000

The Incredible Hulk #181 introduces the world to one of the best-loved characters in the history of comics: Wolverine, a character that would go on to help produce a multi-billion dollar movie franchise.

Assets Directory

Category

"Shattered Backboard" AJ1

SHATTEREDBACKBOARD

Memorabilia
$593,600.00
$8.48
1st Edition Charizard

1st Edition Charizard

CHARIZARD

Trading Cards
$210,752.00
$0.89
Air Jordan 1 “TYPS PE”

Air Jordan 1 “TYPS PE”

AJ1TYPS

Memorabilia
$87,682.50
$12.99
Banksy

Banksy

BANKSY

Art
$326,187.50
$15.35
Chromie Squiggle #2241

Chromie Squiggle #2241

SQUIGGLE2241

NFT
$33,809.60
$0.34
Cristiano Ronaldo RC

Cristiano Ronaldo RC

RONALDORC

Trading Cards
$43,040.00
$20.00
CryptoPunk #2142

CryptoPunk #2142

PUNK2142

NFTs
$180,903.00
$0.45
CryptoPunk #543

CryptoPunk #543

PUNK543

NFTs
$257,500.00
$5.00
Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham

ARSHAM

Art
$46,500.00
$31.00
FEWOCiOUS NFT

FEWOCiOUS NFT

FEWOCIOUS

NFTs
$15,444.00
$0.33
Giannis Antetokounmpo RPA

Giannis Antetokounmpo RPA

GIANNISRPA

Trading Cards
$43,856.40
$4.54
Giant Size X-Men #1

Giant Size X-Men #1

GSX1

Comics
$35,000.00
$70.00
Harry Potter (Book 1)

Harry Potter (Book 1)

HARRYPOTTER1

Books
$137,802.00
$1.19
Hermès Birkin

Hermès Birkin

BIRKINBAG

Luxury
$36,946.00
$6.37
Katherine Bernhardt

Katherine Bernhardt

BERNHARDT

Art
$48,060.00
$24.03
Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

KEHINDE

Art
$200,000.00
$20.00
LeBron James SP Authentic

LeBron James SP Authentic

LEBRONSP

Trading Cards
$199,575.00
$8.87
Lionel Messi RC

Lionel Messi RC

MESSIRC

Trading Cards
$30,296.30
$8.99
Luka Doncic Mojo Prizm

Luka Doncic Mojo Prizm

LUKAMOJO

Trading Cards
$31,377.80
$3.02
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

PUNCHOUT

Video Games
$172,368.00
$12.60
Murakami x Abloh

Murakami x Abloh

MURAKAMIXABLOH

Art
$100,000.00
$80.00
Nintendo World Championships

Nintendo World Championships

NINTENDOWC

Video Games
$147,698.70
$6.99
Stephen Curry RC

Stephen Curry RC

CURRYRC

Trading Cards
$34,100.00
$11.00
Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.

SUPERMARIO

Video Games
$116,477.60
$15.01
The Incredible Hulk #181

The Incredible Hulk #181

HULK181

Comics
$70,000.00
$70.00
Tom Brady RC

Tom Brady RC

BRADYRC

Trading Cards
$74,200.00
$14.00
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

EMIN

Art
$42,040.00
$21.02
XCOPY NFT

XCOPY NFT

XCOPY

NFTs
$79,645.00
$0.85
Brokerage services for US-listed, registered securities available on Public are offered by Open to the Public Investing, Inc., member of FINRA & SIPC, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Public Holdings, Inc. Brokerage services for alternative investments available on Public are offered by Dalmore Group, LLC, member of FINRA & SIPC. Alternative investments are over-the-counter equity securities that have been issued pursuant to Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933. Dalmore Group, LLC and Open to the Public Investing, Inc. are not affiliated entities.

FAQs

What are Alternative Assets?

“Alternative assets” usually refers to investments that fall outside traditional asset classes like stocks, bonds and cash.

How does fractional investing in Alternative Assets work on Public.com?

Public makes investing in Alts accessible for our investors. Members can buy membership interests, or shares, in a range of alts including NFTs, art, collectibles and more. You can then manage your holdings directly through the app. For more information on how Alts investing on Public works, learn more here.

Why should I consider Alternative Assets for my portfolio?

Given that some alternative assets have reduced correlation with the stock market as opposed to other forms of investments, some investors find that they are useful vehicles to diversify their investment portfolio. Additionally, alternative assets have historically been viewed as a partial hedge against inflation. You should speak with your legal, financial and tax advisors to learn more and determine if alternative assets make sense for you.

What are the risks associated with Alts?

Alternatives have a unique set of risks. You should review the applicable offering documents to determine if an investment is right for you. For more information, see this article.

Alternatives are not guaranteed, are generally less liquid than other types of securities, and are not protected by SIPC. Accordingly, you may not be able to sell interests in securities you have purchased. Please contact your attorney and tax advisors for details specific to you on investing in Securities. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.