We have several events scheduled in coming weeks that aim to give investors access to some of the most thought-provoking voices in finance and investing today.
Listed below is a sampling of upcoming webinars and viewing parties with topics ranging from portfolio managers' 2014 market outlooks to alternative investments and how to identify the top undiscovered investing talent:
Oct. 29: 2:00-3:00 pm EST — Online webinar: Jono Tunney: Beyond Fama and French – Value, Size, Momentum and Short-Term Reversal — Index tracking vehicles, either via mutual funds or ETFs, have become extremely popular in recent year. However, there is potentially a more intelligent way to capture incremental risk/reward benefits by diversifying into “alternative beta” products. These products follow simple rule-based investment strategies that have shown to outperform buy-and-hold indexing strategies over time. Since inception in 2005, Atlas Capital has offered enhanced index portfolios via factor model analysis. Value, size, momentum and short-term reversals are the factors used. After an overview of enhanced indexing, our presentation will go into the academic studies showing these four factors as reliable sources of bias.
Oct. 30: 12:30-6:00 pm EST — Boston Public Library: TEDxWallStreet Viewing Party hosted by Covestor — TEDxWallStreet talks will be streamed live from the New York Stock Exchange. Snacks and beverages will be served in the networking room. Former hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller is among the featured speakers.
Nov. 5: 2:00-3:00 pm EST — Online webinar: Ron Surz: Real Hedge Fund Due Diligence: Recognizing scams and doing something about it — This seminar will provide an overview of the key hedge fund due diligence shortcomings and introduce a new robust model to do the job right.
Nov. 14: 2:00-3:00 pm EST — Online webinar: Portfolio Manager Yale Bock: Building the Flexible Portfolio: Playing Both Offense and Defense In the Equity Market — Using history as a guide, the webinar will look at how to think about constructing a portfolio of stocks which both aggressive and defensive investors might use in meeting the objectives of their various clients. Each investor faces unique challenges when constructing their asset allocation models, and specifically, the component which is comprised of equities. In addition, the specific attitudes and world experiences of each manager make how they view the future a variable which is incorporated in their holdings. These different variables are then highlighted when thinking about both offense and defense from an investment point of view.
Nov. 19-20 — Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas: Emerging Managers Summit — If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers and manager of managers. The event will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program. If you are an emerging manager, you will learn the procedures used by institutions to launch and maintain successful emerging manager programs. This event will showcase a variety of emerging mangers as well as minority-owned manager funds and other high potential smaller investment firms, and it will offer participants invaluable networking opportunities.
- Dec. 17: 2:00-3:00 pm EST — Online webinar: Dan Beckerman: The World of Alternatives — Alternatives are a fast growing area within the investment management industry. Institutional investors, top endowments, and high-net worth investors have been accessing alternatives at a disproportionately high rate. There are many different kinds of alternatives including commodities, currencies, global macro, long-short, market neutral, short bias, managed futures, REITs, arbitrage, options strategies, or private equity. Learn more about the role that alternatives can play in portfolios and different ways to access them.
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