UNC Alternative Investments Conference
Navigating the Shoals of Uncertainty
Strategies for investing in a market with significant unknowns
The 10th annual UNC Alternative Investments Conference took place on March 30, 2017 and was presented by Amundi Smith Breeden. The conference provided insights on current alternative investments topics from top industry leaders.
The keynote speakers were:
Lee Ainslie, Managing Partner
Dr. Lawrence Kochard, CEO & CIO
Prof. Myron Scholes,
Stanford School of Business and Nobel Laureate in Economics
Prof. Eli Talmor,
London Business School, Founder, Coller Institute of PE
Ash Williams, Executive Director & CIO
Florida State Board of Administration
Patricia Miller Zollar, Head, Northbound Emerging Managers PE Fund
Generating Returns in a Low-Yield Environment
Amundi Smith Breeden is sponsoring and participating in the P&I Conference – Generating Returns in a Low-Yield Environment. This conference will focus on how to generate higher returns, while mitigating risk, in a challenging investment environment.
The following Amundi Smith Breeden Portfolio Managers will be participating in panel discussions.
High Yield Bonds and EMD—Are the Rewards High Enough Now for Taking Credit Risk?
Jeffrey Galloway, CFA, Portfolio Manager (Chicago)
Ken Monaghan, Senior Portfolio Manager (New York)
The conference took place on February 28, 2017 & March 2, 2017.
Web Seminars with Pensions & Investments, Replay available:
Fixed Income: Agents of Yield
Ken Monaghan, Director of Global High Yield at Amundi Pioneer participated in a P&I Webinar with other panelists to discuss the state of the fixed income market. During this one-hour webinar Mr. Monaghan shared his perspective on topics such as current valuations and where spreads are, his view on the opportunities and risks, and the good and bad news when it comes to the current market environment.
The webinar originally aired on August 23, 2017. The archive for this webinar is available for on demand viewing via the following link:
Global High Yield: Prospects & Pitfalls
Ken Monaghan, Head of Global High Yield, and Jeff Galloway, Portfolio Manager, participated in a webinar to discuss the recent evolution of the Global High Yield market.
The webinar originally aired on May 18, 2016. The archive for this webinar is available for on demand viewing via the following link.
Next Generation Fixed Income
Jon Duensing, CFA, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, participated in a panel discussion providing an overview of non-traditional fixed income strategies, how they fit into the portfolio and their risk and volatility management capabilities.
The webinar originally aired on February 24, 2016. The archive for this webinar is available for on demand viewing via the following link.
Fixed Income Focus: Where to find yield in 2016 and beyond
Adrian Helfert, Head of Global Fixed Income, participated in a panel discussion to address major themes in the current markets and to try to answer the question of where to find yield.
The webinar originally aired on November 18, 2015. The archive for this webinar is available for on demand viewing via the following link.