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Topic: Alternatives and ‘Alternative’ Alternatives – Could they bring Diversification and Return to your Portfolio?

Date: 15 June 2017

Venue: Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich, Switzerland - Click here to view map

Details: Given the uncertainties with equities and bonds, are pension funds making the best use of their strategic 15% allocation to alternative investments? What are some of the key costs, governance and regulatory considerations when investing in alternatives? Could broadening your allocation to ‘alternative’ alternatives deliver diversification and reasonable risk adjusted returns much needed by pension funds today? If so, what additional challenges does this bring?  How do these compare to traditional alternatives of Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Estate?

Topic: Geopolitical/Economic Outlook for 2017 – Managing Uncertainty

Date: 14 March 2017

Venue: Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten - Click here to view map

Details: What are the implications of the recent geopolitical shocks for the economic outlook and your investment strategy? In light of the recent shocks of BREXIT, Trump and the potential for more shocks in a number of forthcoming European elections (including The Netherlands, Germany and France), many market commenters are now using “Uncertainty” as the ‘buzzword’ for the future.