Hi-Freq Trading Alternative for Disillusioned Investor at Hedge Fund Conference

From: GoldenNetworking.net
Published: Tue May 18 2010

"Ask most investment advisors to list the asset classes available to you and they will generally tell you that you can invest in stocks, bonds, or cash. While much of the world's assets are invested in the public markets, enormous amounts are also placed in alternative investments, generally (and unhelpfully) defined as anything other than publicly traded stocks and bonds." David Kaufman, president of Westcourt Capital Corporation, writing for The Gazette, goes on to speak about alternative investments, some of which include high-frequency trading strategies, the focus of GoldenNetworking.net's upcoming High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, "Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond" (http://www.HFTLeadersForum.com), May 27th, 2010, at New York City's Flatotel Hotel.

"When assessing the suitability of any alternative investment, prospective investors must generally answer one overarching question to their satisfaction: 'Is the illiquidity of this investment adequately rewarded through the enhanced returns I expect from it?' The better you understand the details of your investment, the more informed your ultimate decision will be. Finally, there is the question of who is able to invest in alternatives. Generally speaking, securities of any type that are not publicly traded are only available to 'qualified investors.' Alternative investments are not for everyone. Even for those qualified to invest in alternatives, illiquidity, unfamiliarity, a lack of information and investment advisors biased in favor of the public markets have often relegated these investments to second-tier status. For many of you to whom the current landscape of traditional investing is unsavory, however, alternative investing's time in the sun may have arrived."

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and diplomats, founded by former McKinsey consultant and Columbia Business School MBA Edgar Perez. Upcoming Leaders Forums and Business Networking receptions include:

High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour, (http://www.HFTHappyHour.com), June 8th, New York City

Real Estate Leaders Forum 2010, "Successfully Investing in Distressed Real Estate Assets" (http://www.RealEstateLeadersForum.com), June 17th, New York City

Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net. Golden Networking has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The New York Times, "Golden Networking Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections" (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/nyregion/07network.html) and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10" (http://www7.gsb.columbia.edu/alumni/news/ten-under-ten).

Edgar Perez
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