Seminar with Keith Black: The State of Alternative Investments. A Global View.

  • Thursday 31 January 2019
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • Tocq Hotel
  • Via A. De Tocqueville, 7/D
  • 20154 - Milan
  • Eligible for 1 credit

The world of alternative investments continues to grow and change. Nearly USD10 trillion in assets have flowed into the alternative investment industry in the last fifteen years. Now alternatives are starting to show up in mutual funds and ETFs. 

What might the future hold? Which asset classes are likely to most quickly grow assets. Which are more likely to decline in importance over time.

This event is in collaboration with CAIA.

12:00 Registration
12:15 Seminar Keith Black, PhD, CAIA, CFA, Managing Director Curriculum & Exams - CAIA Association

Keith Black, PhD, CAIA, CFA

Managing Director Curriculum & Exams - CAIA Association

Keith Black has over twenty-five years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Curriculum and Exams for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and CBOE floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He contributes regularly to The CFA Digest, and has published in The Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Trading, The Journal of Investing, and The Journal of Alternatives Investments, among others. He is the author of the book “Managing a Hedge Fund,” as well as co-author of the 2012 and 2015/2016 second and third editions of the CAIA Level I and Level II textbooks. Dr. Black was named to the Institutional Investor magazine’s list of “Rising Stars of Hedge Funds” in 2010. Keith Black earned a BA from Whittier College, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was a member of the inaugural class of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) candidates.

13:15 Light lunch & Networking

This event is an exclusive benefit of CFA Society Italy members (Regular, Affiliate, Junior).

Delegates will receive a hard copy of Alternative Investments: A Primer for Investment Professionals, co-authored by Dr. Black and recently published by CFA Institute Research Foundation. 

This publication is designed as a primer and reference document for institutional asset allocators investing in alternatives. It aims to help the reader better understand the characteristics, challenges and uses of the various alternative asset classes in the context of a well-diversified portfolio.

Please note that the event will be in English. As there is a limited capacity for the event, we ask that you please register as early as possible to reserve your spot.

Registrations are closed.