As alternative investments move more into the mainstream, a trio of investment professionals will share their views on the drive towards this complex and broad asset class at the Iberian Summit Barcelona 2019 's panel session.
Credit Suisse Spain's Íñigo Iturriaga will be moderating a discussion on which Inversis Gestión' senior analyst Alejandro Allona, Caixabank AM's head of alternative investments Fernando Sánchez, and Caixagest's head of fund selection Guilherme Onofre, will look at this investment class in a time in which investors' interest on it has gained impetus by the era of ultra-low interest rates.
A wide range of topics related to alternative investments will be addressed at the panel, from an overview on the asset class to the suitability of liquid and illiquid alternatives depending on the investors' goals and context.
Investors turned to the alternative space looking for different (and uncorrelated) sources of return following several years of bull markets in both the fixed income and the equity arena. However, alternatives' latest performances have been worse than expected. Some of the reasons behind these disappointing results will be addressed at the panel.
On the liquid space, panelists will share their views on Newcits vehicles and on the strategies they favour withing the hedge fund universe. They will also look at real assets - namely real estate, private debt, and private equity - which traditionally have been kept apart from other areas due to liquidity concerns.