Each year, PortfolioConstruction Conference features a core, 13-hour independent plenary program. It is interspersed twice daily with six concurrent Due Diligence Forum sessions, delivering research papers developed for Conference by our carefully selected Partners...

Due Diligence Forum speaker

Robert Graham-Smith
Portfolio Manager
Select Asset Management

Due Diligence Forum summary

For many industry participants, the term "alternative investments" conjures up images of high volatility coupled with the potential for higher returns. In reality, an exposure to a professionally managed range of alternative assets and strategies provides advisers a simple way to diversify, decrease risk, and smooth portfolio returns over time.

This session explores the alternative investments universe – how alternative investments inter-relate with traditional markets, and their role in portfolio construction. It outlines the benefits of diversification and the challenges involved in constructing a truly diversified mix of alternatives that is likely to perform in periods of market crisis, also looking at emerging second generation alternative investment strategies.


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