Bill Kelly and Aaron Filbeck were joined by Rashad Kurbanov, CEO of iownit, on September 3 to discuss the recent SEC accredited investor ruling, access to private markets, and how technology can provide operational efficiency and increased transparency for investors. The discussion follows a recent blog post from Rashad on these topics.
Does the illiquidity premium really exist after fees? Can the efficient frontier really be expanded through private capital or can the same behavior be captured through highly indebted publicly traded small cap equities? Gregory Brown, Executive Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, and John Bowman, CFA, Senior Managing Director of the CAIA Association co-host a panel of experts that have wrestled and opined on this complex set of questions.
Deborah McLean, CAIA's Managing Director of Global Relations, talks with organizations each taking the lead on closing the gap in both interest and success in the financial fields for women and girls. Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100 Women in Finance, Janet Cowell, CEO, Girls Who Invest, and Lindsay Burton, Founder & President, Kayo Conference Series offer their insights. Watch the conversation here.
A recent joint event between CAIA Association’s Virtual Chapter and CFA Society Columbus featured Glen Yelton, Head of Responsible Investing, Americas at Invesco and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM, Associate Director of Content Development at CAIA Association and Vice President at CFA Society Columbus. Glen and Aaron covered a variety of topics including the evolution of sustainable investing, the current ESG landscape in the time of COVID-19, ESG application in fixed income and private markets, institutional adoption of ESG policies, and other issues such as performance considerations and strategy "greenwashing."
In Part I, Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM, Associate Director, Content Development; and Chris Hamilton, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Client Solutions, Invesco Investment Solutions, discuss Invesco’s current capital market assumptions for traditional and alternative investments, how taking a goals-based approach can better inform the investment process, and how alternative investments can be used to improve outcomes for institutions seeking to meet their return targets while managing volatility.
Insights Into Institutional Investing: Part II: In Part II, Aaron and Chris start the discussion with a high level overview of some differences across institutional portfolios, both regionally and by type of institution. The remainder of the discussion takes a deep dive two hypothetical institutional portfolios. They find that, depending on the objective of the institutions, differing levels of alternative investments and particular sub-industries becomes very appropriate.