The Inside Alternatives and Asset Allocation Conference looks beyond traditional alternative investments and strategies and into the “new breed” of alternatives, how they are perceived by the investing public, and how they are being utilized by successful advisors. In a world where many experts believe traditional assets are expensive, you’ll learn about alternative ways to protect and grow your clients’ principal.
This event brings together financial advisors, RIAs, independent and wirehouse reps, private bankers, wealth advisors, trust officers and family office executives to learn about and discuss various categories of alternative investments, including REITs, Hedge Funds, Specialty ETFs and Mutual Funds, Private Equity, Managed Futures, Options, Commodities, Derivatives and Structured Products, Life Settlements and Premium Finance.
Editor and Publisher, Cook Political Report, Political Analyst, National Journal Group
Charlie Cook’s prodigious writing is a direct line to the heart of politics. He writes weekly for National Journal magazine and National Journal Daily, and he also pens a regular column for the Washington Quarterly. Once deemed “the Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal, Cook produces the sharpest political handicapping in the business, serving as the one-man, go-to-source for Americans who want to be truly informed. His expertise has been featured on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news programs, as well as Good Morning America, TODAY, Nightline, Meet the Press and This Week.
Editor and Publisher, The Gartman Letter
Dennis Gartman has been publishing The Gartman Letter, his daily commentary on the global capital markets, since 1987. Gartman has lectured on capital market creation to central banks and finance ministries around the world, and has taught classes for the Federal Reserve Bank's School for Bank Examiners on derivatives. He often appears on CNBC Television and Bloomberg Radio, discussing commodities and the capital markets.
President, Yardeni Research Inc.
Dr. Ed Yardeni is the president of Yardeni Research Inc., a provider of global investment strategy and asset allocation analyses and recommendations. Yardeni previously served as chief investment strategist of Oak Associates, Prudential Equity Group and Deutsche Bank’s U.S. equities division in New York City. He was also the chief economist of CJ Lawrence, Prudential-Bache Securities and EF Hutton. He taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also held positions at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.