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Cayman Alternative Investment Summit 2017

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 12:57

Defying Gravity: The Future of Alternative Investments in Exceptional Times, was the theme of the fourth Cayman Alternative Investment Summit, hosted by Dart Enterprises, which featured a stellar cast of panellists from leading institutional investment gr

The 'Cayman Alternative Investment Summit 2017' special report comprises 6 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Anthony Cowell, KPMG

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit 2017: Defying Gravity

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:03

Defying Gravity: The Future of Alternative Investments in Exceptional Times. This was the theme at the fourth Cayman Alternative Investment Summit, hosted by Dart Enterprises at the stunning, recently opened Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa on Grand Cayman.  »

Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College, London

Chapter 1 – Sourcing a galaxy of investment opportunities and talent

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:08

If one were to draw a planetary parallel to the chaos that central bank intervention has caused in global markets over the last five years, then Jupiter, and specifically its Great Red Spot, would be appropriate.  »

Raoul Pal, The Global Macro Investor

Chapter 2 – Seeking supernovae returns

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:13

There was no shortage of idea generation when it came to discussing the various ways alternative fund managers are trying to overcome the gravitational effects of market forces in a bid to boost returns. »

Betina Warburg, Animal Ventures

Chapter 3 – 3, 2, 1…Take off: How technology is shaping our world

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:18

One of the most significant forces of change in the global alternatives industry over the last five to ten years has been the plethora of technological advances. Never has Moore's Law, which argues that the processing power of computers doubles every two years, been more evident. This has come at a time when the gravitational pull of market regulation has stretched fund managers to breaking point, not just operationally but from a cost of compliance perspective. »

Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG

Chapter 4 – Inspiring galaxies of greatness

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:22

The alternatives industry has a duty to not only defy gravity and deliver strong returns, but to do so in a way that can genuinely change the world for the better, inspiring the next generation of star managers and investors.  »

Anthony Cowell, KPMG


Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:27

One of the clearest messages that came out of CAIS 2017 was that the world is changing in innumerable ways that have the capacity to shock and destabilise. One only has to refer recently, to Brexit and the outcome of the US presidential election, to appreciate that uncertainty is the only known certainty to contend with in an ever more complex, interconnected world.  »

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