Getting Started in Alternative Investments

Join us for the book launch of Alternate Investments

Getting Started in Alternative Investments

By (author): Matthew Dearth, Ku Swee Yong  

Monday, 12 June 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (SGT)

Hive, Li Ka Shing Library, Level 2

In Getting Started in Alternative Investments: Understanding the World of Investment Strategies , a team of accomplished finance professionals delivers a comprehensive and insightful introduction to mainstream and alternative investments. The book explores a wide range of investible assets, including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate, sustainable and impact investing, insurance-linked securities, collectibles, and emerging alternatives such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs and asset-backed tokens.

The authors discuss common strategies across asset classes, applicability for different types of investors, and describe the key characteristics of these investments-including liquidity, scale, transparency, performance, fees, and risks.

Discussions of the rapidly growing field of ESG-aware investing as well as area-specific “Due Diligence Checklists” that highlight some of the primary challenges faced by investors are included.

*Getting Started in Alternative Investments: Understanding the World of Investment Strategies is accessible to the SMU community through SMU Libraries.
The book is also available for purchase at the book launch at a discount price of SGD36.50 nett. Payment in cash or by PayNow / PayLah!

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5:00 PM - 5:15 PM


5:15 PM - 5:20 PM

SMU Libraries Welcome:
Shameem Nilofar

University Librarian
Singapore Management University

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Opening Address:
"Alternatives, Diversification, and the Portfolio of the Future"

William (Bill) J. Kelly
President & Chief Executive Officer, CAIA Association

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM

"Investing in Alternatives: Challenges and Lessons Learned"
Misha Graboi (Guest Speaker)
Chief Financial Officer, Chia
Ex-Chief Executive Officer, PAAMCO Asia

5:40 PM - 5:45 PM

"How Alternative Investments Fit into Wiley’s Getting Started In Series"
Syd Ganaden (Guest Speaker)
Commissioning Editor, Wiley

5:45 PM - 5:55 PM

Book Launch

5:55 PM - 6:15 PM

Authors Sharing:

Matthew Dearth
Adjunct Faculty, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Ku Swee Yong
Director, International Property Advisor Pte Ltd

6:15 PM - 6:25 PM

Q & A

6:25 PM - 6:35 PM

Authors Closing Remarks

6:35 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Signing & Refreshments

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