LA JOLLA, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altegris, provider of premier alternative investments, kicked off Wednesday with a keynote address from Paul McCulley, Chairman of the Society of Fellows of the Global Interdependence Center, and will continue today with renowned economist Niall Ferguson, DoubleLine Capital LP's Jeffrey Gundlach and others during its 10 th annual Strategic Investment Conference, running May 1-3 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130502/NY06187LOGO ) The speakers joined a roster of industry experts from around the world gathered by Altegris for the Strategic Investment Conference 2013 to offer unique perspectives and insights on global strategies, economic trends and industry developments for high net worth individuals, institutional investors and financial advisors. The exclusive, invitation-only event is part of the Altegris mission to search the world to find best-of-breed* alternative investment managers for clients. Mr. Ferguson is the best-selling author of The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, while Mr. Gundlach, DoubleLine's Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder, is recognized as a leading expert on fixed income investment and asset allocation. Today's agenda includes introductory presentations from Altegris President and CEO Jon Sundt, who has more than 25 years of experience in the alternative investment industry, and Mauldin Economics Chairman John Mauldin, whose popular newsletters are read by more than one million people globally. Mr. Mauldin, a renowned financial expert, is a co-host of the conference with Mr. Sundt, and the two will explore the current state of the world economy and its implications on investment opportunities, particularly alternative investments, in their opening remarks. "Over the years, Altegris has witnessed the dramatic changes in the investment landscape and the increasing need for financial professionals and individuals to improve portfolio diversification. This conference is designed to educate advisors and investors, and arm them with the advanced tools, insights and resources they need to tackle the challenges they face in the current investment world," said Mr. Sundt. "Today is an unprecedented opportunity for them to network with the luminaries in the field, and share perspectives with industry experts from around the globe."