After years of extreme liquidity, the Fed continues the suspense of when tapering will start. The more time passes, the more the taper seems imminent. This session addresses how institutional investors are viewing the long term viability of their portfolio mix, especially with reference to investments with long lock up commitments, in light of unknown timeline for increasing interest rates.
This session will examine how structured credit strategies may look during 5-10 years of rising interest rates
Volatility trading gives investors opportunities to add resiliency to their portfolios and create upside potential. While most investors understand the why of volatility trading, this session will offer more clarity on the how.
As the hedge fund world and investors gain experience with the asset class, there is call for hedge funds to become more creative and results-centric with fees and incentives. This session will explore what unique arrangements institutional investors and fund of funds may have with hedge funds.
The number of ETFs and mutual funds that invest in alternatives has doubled since 2008, with more than $550 billion represented in close to 1,000 portfolios. This avenue may provide hedge fund managers with a new audience that has unique needs for their products. With alternatives expected to reach 25% of retail portfolios, this session examines how retail investors will affect the greater market for alternatives investing and hedge fund strategies.
The banking industry has changed due to disruptive shocks to the system in recent years. This session will focus on understanding financial sector balance sheets, new regulations, and the trend towards M&A. Panelists will discuss what characteristics will allow banks to grow under new circumstances.
This panel will feature traders explaining some less common strategies such as statistical arbitrage, quant driven relative value, high frequency or mean reversion strategies. The session will give asset allocators the opportunity to expand their understanding and implement a greater variety of strategies into their portfolio.
When the Volker Rule takes in effect in 2014, many traders will have to leave bank prop desks for new opportunities.
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