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Understanding alternative assets


In an environment of low interest rates and seemingly overvalued sharemarkets, advisers are naturally flocking to alternative asset classes to eke out returns. Yet not all alternative assets are created the same. The COVID-19 sell off and subsequent recovery has truly seperated the good from the bad. In this webinar, PIMCOs Chris Santore, will shine a light on the sometimes ‘complex’ managed futures space, why PIMCO have launched an Australian product and seek to open up the “black box” assessment of these strategies. The link is available here:

Date: 10 September 2020

Time: 10.30am

  • Speaker: Chris Santore

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