InvestHedge Forum 2013
Venue: The British Museum
Location: London, UK
Dates: Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Join more than 350 hedge funds, institutional investors and funds of hedge funds at the British Museum to discuss the most pressing issues of the day under the overall theme of 'Capitalising on Convergence'.
Capitalising on Convergence
As the long-only and hedge fund worlds continue to merge against a back drop of low interest rates, some investors are looking at how to maximise performance from a cocktail of convergent and divergent hedge fund strategies, while others are venturing beyond the comfort zone of their current benchmarks to consider a range of alternative possibilities in their quest for absolute returns.
This two-day event, which keeps the end-investor needs at the heart of the agenda, will focus on the hedge funds strategies that are designed to shine when markets and politics are uncertain and how they can be mixed with traditional asset classes and other alternatives such as property, commodities and infrastructure so that investors achieve the goals they desire.
As well as venturing into alternatives beyond hedge funds, the InvestHedge Forum 2013 will consider the new distribution channels and how to tailor current hedge fund businesses to the needs of a more mainstream audience. As always, strategy topics such as in global macro, equities, credit and emerging markets, will also take equal weighting to investor-led topics such as the eternal debate about multi-strategy investing versus multi-manager investing – and do either have a role in the new landscape? Are consultants the new advisers, and are onshore vehicles – such as UCITS in Europe and are 40 Act wrappers in the US – a red herring or the gateway to a new source of assets?
Classic investment tools such as managed accounts will also be reviewed to see what versions investors are really asking for, while key skills in due diligence, manager selection, risk management and portfolio construction will be looked at from different perspectives – to see how they are used to capitalise on the convergence of traditional and alternative investing, as well as converging and diverging strategies at the heart of a portfolio.