BPI Alternative Fund is a long/short equity fund investing in listed Portuguese and Spanish equities or equity related assets.
The main concerns are to keep a low volatility, reduced drawdown and a low correlation with equity markets.
Whilst it is no longer a new idea, P2P lending still has a lot of hype around it and the opportunities within it for the future. Investment in this sector is increasing and SMEs are benefiting greatly from it.
In this panel session we will discuss:
-the alternative lending sector and how it can help SMEs obtain the capital they need for growth
-benefits for SMEs to sustain a healthy cashflow
-what role do government agencies play in AltFin?
-recent developments when it comes to AltFi in the real estate market
In this webinar, Permal interviews the underlying managers on the Permal Alternative Select Strategy to get their views on the market today and how it affects their strategy.Read more >
The investment trust universe is becoming more diverse, enabling investors to incorporate some interesting and non-correlated assets into their portfolios. Among the trusts now available are litigation funds, floating rate note funds, loan funds, and diverse property trusts. Which have performed best? Which have proved to be a genuinely uncorrelated source of returns? Where do these alternatives funds fit in a portfolio?
Cherry Reynard (moderator)
Ben Hayward, TwentyFour Asset Management
Ian Barrass, Henderson
Hear from Maybank, Malaysia's largest financial services provider, about the opportunities ahead in Asian markets.
Maybank Asset Management has operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand focused on Asian and Islamic investment solutions to both the retail and institutional segments.
Join our webinar on 10 December to hear from three of Maybank AM's top investment specialists on the current and future prospects for Asian macro outlook, Asian equities and dollar bonds.
Robin Yeoh, Regional Head of Equities
Robin has over 15 years of investment experience in Asian Equities and has had experience managing both traditional long only and alternative funds. Prior to Maybank, Robin was with Pengana Capital, the Hedge Fund arm of National Australia Bank where he was an Executive Director as well as co-manager at the award winning Pengana Asia Special Events hedge fund.
Kedar Wagle, CFA , Co-Head Of Equity, Alternative
Kedar is responsible for equity investments, as a co-portfolio manager of the Akshayam Asia Fund at Maybank Asset Management Singapore (MAMS). He has over 20 years of experience on buy-side investing across Asia, with a strong sector expertise in Telecom, Utilities, Financials, Property and Energy.
Rachana Mehta, Head of Fixed Income
Rachana is responsible for Fixed Income investments, with particular focus on BlueWaterz and alternative fixed income strategies, at Maybank Asset Management Singapore. She has over 20 years of experience managing Asian local currency government bonds, corporates and foreign exchange.
The event will be hosted and moderated by Funds Europe's editor-in-chief Nick Fitzpatrick.
This is a webinar suitable for investors interested in the developments of the South East Asian markets across sectors.
During this webinar we will present EMC alternative for long term retention data backup: ECS with CloudBoost. This solution combines the flexibility of cloud with the efficiency of disk together with the lowest TCO: up to 18% cheaper than tape and up to 37% cheaper than AWS. Register now to learn more how to free your organization from the burden of tape and limitations of cloud for long term retention data.Read more >
The lending industry has definitely been disrupted, with P2P lending leading the way. But with recent developments and incumbent organisations trying to play catch up, will Fintech be the main or alternative solution for the lending industry?
In this panel, we will discuss:
-Why consumers are choosing fintech lending platforms over more traditional ones
-What are some of the benefits that banks still offer in this space?
-What does the lending environment look like in 2016?
-What are some of the things new fintech companies can do to become the main lending solution?
Enterprise IT leaders are right to be skeptical of such bold claims. After all, is it really possible to deliver an on-premises infrastructure that delivers the same agility, elasticity, and cost-effectiveness of public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services? If you’re following the traditional IT model, with its many siloes and best-of-breed point solutions, the answer is, most likely, no. To truly deliver a viable alternative to public cloud, you need to look beyond traditional IT.
Join Evaluator Group and SimpliVity to learn more about how hyperconverged infrastructure can deliver the efficiency, elasticity, and agility of public cloud."
Join us for a jam-packed webinar and meet alternative financing expert Joseph Hogue, who focuses on helping small business owners learn about, navigate and benefit from today's funding options.
You'll learn all of this and more:
*Crowdfunding (both reward and equity-based) isn't just about raising money.
*Peer lending offers distinct advantages for small business borrowers.
*Business owners are using one or all of these alternative financing methods with great success.
*This webinar is sponsored by Fundbox
The traditional performance management approach of ratings and annual appraisals is under fire, and rightly so. But what do you do instead?
This webinar is a shortened version of my all day workshop at December’s CIPD Performance Management Conference and will look at an alternative approach where you will learn about...
· The wider performance system operating in your organisation.
· A diagnostics tool to discover the levers to pull to change the system.
· Capability, and how to view it in a new way to improve future performance
· The real role managers should play in performance management.
Short video featuring interviews conducted at the 2012 Morningstar Investment Conference.
- Why is alternative investing popular among financial advisors?
- What are the most common questions advisors are asking about alternatives?
- How can advisors be better educated in this area?
- How do you think alternative investing will evolve in the future?
* Kamal Bhatia, SVP and Product Director, OppenheimerFunds
* Jerry Chafkin, CEO, AlphaSimplex
* David Schassler, Director, Manager Research, Van Eck Associates
* Peter J. Batchelar, VP Product Management, Virtus Investment Partners
What is the correct proportion of alternatives to incorporate into a portfolio? How can you use alternatives as a risk management tool? Join us as we tackle the most frequently asked questions about alternatives investing by financial advisors.
* Mallory Horejs, Analyst, Morningstar
* Robert P. Seawright, Chief Investment Officer, Madison Avenue Securities, Inc.
* James A. Jones, Founder, AlternativeAssetsIRA
AIC Communications Director Annabel Brodie-Smith is joined by Kenneth MacKenzie, Manager of Target Healthcare REIT, and Stephen Ellis, Manager of GCP Infrastructure, to discuss the income advantages of alternative assets.Read more >
The Alternatives Series by Direxion - Exploring The Role of Alternative Strategies In Modern Portfolio Allocation
Direxion Funds invites you to participate in our next Knowledge Building Series event on November 15, 2011. Hosted by Ed Egilinsky, Direxion’s Head of Alternatives, this webinar will explore how currencies can offer further portfolio diversification, and risk mitigation. Join us as we provide answers to the following questions:
Why are currencies recognized as a unique alternative asset class?
- How does employing the right strategy provide investors with the potential to benefit when the U. S. Dollar is rising and/or falling?
- How can retail investors participate in these markets?
- How do currencies fit into overall portfolio allocations? and;
- Which clients are appropriate for these types of investments?
Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design, will discuss a variety of landscape design alternatives to replace or minimize the traditional lawn such as no-mow grasses, hardscape materials (gravel, decomposed granite, natural stone, boulders, mulch, and sculpture), and eco-friendly strategies such as “sheet mulching” to quickly eradicate the lawn.
For over ten years, East Bay Municipal Utility District has offered rebates for converting ornamental lawn to sustainable landscaping. Hear Michael Hazinski provide a water utility perspective on the trends in consumer acceptance of sustainable landscaping and a comprehensive approach to implementing landscape water conservation incentives.
Jodie Sheffield, Sod Development Expert from Delta Bluegrass Company will introduce you to their water saving California Native Sod products. The presentation and discussion will focus on: how to choose the right native sod for your project, water wise irrigation management, and how to maintain native sod.
RSA’s Data Protection Manager (DPM), BSAFE and tokenization products are quickly approaching EOL/EOPS, presenting RSA customers with an opportunity to reassess their encryption key management architecture and needs. With so many technologies available today that seemingly offer the same capabilities, how do you select the vendor and solution that is right for you?
Join Stephen Kingston, Product Manager for SafeNet KeySecure, Gemalto, where you will learn how you can:
• Benefit from proven, successful RSA to Gemalto migration use cases, including Healthcare, PII Protection and Retail PoS applications
• Easily migrate with the same one-to-one functionality offered by SafeNet KeySecure and SafeNet Data Protection Connectors
• Avoid encryption silos with a centralized key manager whether on-premises, virtual, or in the cloud
• Painlessly expand your encryption solution as your future needs grow, be it files, databases, applications, or tokenization
• Quickly get started with our 5 easy migration steps