Raymond James Alternative Investment Conferences

 Risk seemed to be the word on everyone’s lips at two recent Raymond James conferences. In early April, Portfolio Manager Angela Palacios attended a conference in New York dedicated to alternative investment. She attended sessions where experts spoke on topics including Venture Capital, Real Estate, and Managed Futures. The goal of many of these investment options is to seek to reduce overall portfolio risk over time. Because volatility has been very low over the past few years, investors have ignored some of these risk-mitigating investing options, leaving them behind the flashier equity market returns. Angela’s take-away from the conference:

This is precisely the time to be reminded why these alternatives are an important aspect of all portfolios.”

Center Partner Matthew Chope attended another Raymond James conference in April. The Las Vegas alternative investment conference echoed the theme of risk management. Matt attended sessions that broadened his knowledge about mitigating risk by adding specialized securities to portfolios. Matt said the strategy comes with challenges:

We want to find ways to mitigate risk without impacting long-term returns. I came back looking for ways to implement these ideas for our clients on a case-by-case basis.”

With a vigilant eye on the ever-changing landscape of investing, The Center team is committed to staying at the forefront of the latest strategies and then putting them to work for our clients.

Alternative investments are available only to those who meet specific suitability requirements, including minimum net worth tests. Please review any offering materials carefully, and consult with your tax advisor or accountant prior to investing, There are special risks involved with alternative investments, including investment strategies, and different regulatory and reporting requirements. There can be no assurance that any investment will meet its performance objective. Futures trading is speculative, leveraged, and involves substantial risks. Investing involves risk and there is no assurance that any strategy will ultimately be successful or profitable nor protect against a loss. C14-013296