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Futures Commodities Trading – Capital Trading Group – w/Nell Sloane

March 27, 2021

A 30 plus year veteran in the futures commodities trading arena, and Co-Founder of CTG, Nell tells us about the industry and opportunities of trading commodities in the futures markets.  With retail and institutional traders/investors, typically thru Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA’s), this is a less well known portion of the trading industry, and focuses on…


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4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Infinity Q – James Velessaris

March 16, 2018

As CIO of Infinity Q, James will be speaking at the Conference on May 1 to be held in NYC, and will be addressing Volatility in the Equity Markets.  Discussing investing thru Volatility, a specialty of Infinity Q, he tells us who invests thru Volatility, and why.    For more information about the conference – http://www.jveventsgroup.com/liquidalts  

4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Lake Partners – with Rick Lake

March 16, 2018

No stranger to Alternative Investments, as a 29 year Alternative Investment specialist firm, author of books on Alternative Investments, founders of a two decade old Alternative Investment Portfolio,  Rick will again be the Co-Chair of this conference, scheduled for May 1 in NYC, Rick will be speaking at the conference several times, including on the…

4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Joint Venture Events Group – with Don Friedman

March 16, 2018

Don is the founder and CEO of JV Events Group, and the producer of the conference, to be held in NYC on May 1.  Having produced conferences for sixteen years, including the Inside ETF’s Conference, he discusses the unique model that their conference model follows.  With several conferences planned for 2018, this conference is well…

4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Boston Partners – with Paul Heathwood

March 16, 2018

Director of Investor Relations, Paul will be one of the speakers at the May 1 Conference in NYC.  He will be speaking about the BP Emerging Markets Long/Short Strategy. He discusses the role of Alternative Investments in a properly diversified portfolio, and who invests in their fund, and why.   For more information about the conference –…

Impact Investing – Serenity Shares – with Scott Sacknoff

March 5, 2018

With a background in creating indexes, Scott took the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable, Development Goals and created an ETF containing those companies that address one or more of the these U.N. Goals.  After providing his insight into the accuracy of index ETF’s, Scott discusses the genesis of Serenity Shares formation.  Filtering all stocks, looking to…

Absolute Return Fixed Income – Wavelength Capital Management – with Mark Landis

February 23, 2018

Founder and CEO Mark Landis tells about Wavelength Capital’s strategy, or focus, to have a low volatility fixed income portfolio that is immune from rising and falling interest rates.  They invest into four different portfoios, designed to perform in eachof four  economic environements, dealing with growth and inflation. Then, they apply market neutral long/short strategies  and…

Solar Energy Financing – Wunder Capital – with Bryan Birsic

February 23, 2018

As CEO of Wunder Capital, Bryan discusses the opportunities of providing capital to the commercial projects solar energy market.  Wunder raises funds from investors to fund commercial solar energy projects. Starting with private, retail investors, they now have Family Offices, RIA’s and other professionals as investors.  Issuing notes, they offer yields that are greater than many…

Commodities Trading – Coloma Capital Futures – with David Burkart

February 21, 2018

Listen to David, a CFA charterholder and designated speaker for the CFA Institute, Managing Member and CIO of Coloma, a Commodity Trading Advisory firm (CTA), discuss the role and opportunity of commodities investing thru the futures markets. Coloma uses quantitative methods plus fundamental analysis, applied with discretion, to create investment strategies. Discussing the misconception by…

Commodity Investing – ETF Securities – with Max Gold

February 20, 2018

Yes, that is his real name – Max is the Director of Investment Strategies @ ETF Securities.  Headquartered in London, with about $24 Billion in assets under managemetn, they offer commodity investments thru ETF’s.  Discussing the role of commodities in a truly diversified portfolio, helping to offset the volatility that can be created in other…

IMN’s Alternative Investment Symposium – Student Housing Investing – with Brian Nelson of Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate

December 22, 2017

Brian, an attendee at a half dozen previous conferences, discusses the panels, attendees and quality of the content at the conference.  He talks about the increase in 1031 Exchange business and the opportunities of this market for investors.  Investing in student housing at universities, typically thru 1031 Exchanges, Brian discusses this investing opportunity, moving into…

IMN’s Alternative Investment Symposium – MacDonald Realty Group – with Jay Keener

December 22, 2017

Jay, a first time attendee, discusses the quality of the conference and attendees and the growing regulatory environment.  Jay discusses McDonald Realty Group’s focus on housing in the Dallas area and the opportunities there.  

IMN’s Alternative Investment Symposium – Noble Street Advisors – with Jim Hibbert

December 22, 2017

As an 8-10 year returning speaker, panelist, exhibitor, Jim discusses why he and Noble Street keep coming back to this IMN Conference.  Jim also discusses the role that Noble Street Advisors plays in the reporting process to investors and lenders by the sponsors and others.  They provide CFO advisory services, outsourced accounting services and technology…

IMN’s Alternative Investment Symposium – Securities Transfer Corp – With Matthew Smith

December 22, 2017

Matthew, COO of the firm, and a first-timer at this IMN conference, discusses the quality of attendees, the new relationships they created from the conference and the nurturing of current realtionships. Matthew, COO of STC, a “Transfer Agent” providing transfer and back office solutions, discusses the role of a “Transfer Agent” and their importance to the…

IMN’s Alternative Investment Symposium – Investing in Life Settlements with Conestoga Intnl – with Michael McDermott

December 22, 2017

Michael provides a view of the conference from a first timer’s perspective.  Conestoga offers the opportunity to invest into Life Settlements, with the unique feature of offering liquidity for the investor.  Offered to “Accredited Investors” only, he discusses the uniqueness of this product for investors.

IMN’s Alternative Investment Symposium – ADISA – with Tony Grego

December 22, 2017

Tony is the Associate Executive Director, has attended 5 of these IMN conferences, and discusses the issues facing this industry at this time.  Those in the industry will recognize the importance of working thru regulations and handling various issues. 

How a Podcast Convinced Me – Short Interview of Charley Wright

December 9, 2017

Listen to this 5 minute interviw on OCTR with Charley Wright on how he became convinced by listening to a podcast.  You’ll be glad you heard this.  This is a story that needs to be heard.

Lessons Learned with author, journalist and columnist Roger Lowenstein

December 9, 2017

Former journalist and coumnist for “Heard on the Street” for the Wall Street Journal, plus author of several books, including “When Genius Failed” and “America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve,” Roger shares insights and thoughts from his two plus decades of investigating, interviewing and writing about the financial industry.  You won’t…

Alpha Driven Strategies – BenchmarkPlus – with Robert Ferguson

December 9, 2017

Listen to this interview with Robert, Co-Founder and CIO, discuss the strategies they have created.. With an approach that aggregating returns into Alpha and Beta, using Hedge Funds to generate Alpha while seeking to reduce systematic risk of Beta thru Futures and Options. They select Hedge Funds likely to produce Alpha and hedge out systematic…

Proprietary Tactical Strategies – Whaley Capital Group – with Landon Whaley

November 30, 2017

After more than a decade on Wall Street, Landon started his own Hedge Fund/Asset Management firm to offer a productive investment management process and a quality client experience.  They are focused on Global Macro strategies, all four major asset classes on financial exchanges t/o the globe, and invest long and short. Using a variety of…

ESG Strategy Investing – Gabelli Asset Management – with Christina Alfandary

November 30, 2017

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), which was formerly known as Socially Responsible Investing, is designed to align the investors values with their portfolios. As a leader and one of the early adopters of SRI/ESG investing, Gabelli’s ESG Strategy uses measures of ESG to determine where to invest.  Moving from “Negative Screening” to being forward looking,…

Private Credit – AlphaFlow – with Ray Sturm

November 30, 2017

Ray discusses the opportunities of private credit thru real estate bridge loans. Partnering with lenders throughout the country, AlphaFlow purchases existing real estate bridge loans of 6-12 months in duration, with 80-90 different loans in a pool for investors.  Most of these loans are to “Flippers” who purchase homes, renovate/rehab them, then sell them.  For…

SRI Conference 2017 – Low Income Investment Fund – with Tyler Jackson

November 29, 2017

Tyler is a first time attendee at the SRI Conference, and discusses how friendly everyone is and how productive the networking has been.  Previously focused on institutional investors for the past 34 years, LIIF, a non-profit, now raises capital from private investors to invest in opportunities that reduce poverty thru financing projects in low income…

SRI Conference 2017 – Foliofn Inc, the new Conference Producer, – with Steve Wallman, CEO

November 29, 2017

Foliofn Inc will be the producers of the SRI Conference going forward, and Steve discusses Foliofn’s committment to SRI investing and community and to expanding its reach thru future conferences and other gatherings. Foliofn is a Broker Dealer and Custodian, offering expanded, deeper and more sophisticated services for investors and advisors, with a strong emphasis…

SRI Conference 2017 – Conference Producer Steve Schueth

November 29, 2017

With First Affirmative Financial Network, Steve has produced 22 of the 28 SRI Conferences, including this one.  He discusses what the attendees are saying about the conference, including the 300 first timers.  Providing insights into what SRI is all about, and how it offers socially positive impact while creating profits for investors, Steve offers a…