The unemployment rate for the United States economy last month was 4.4 percent, a record low in ten years. The first-quarter growth rate for the 19 eurozone economies moved up to 0.5 percent beyond the market expectations.
Even though the global economy is recovering fast, investors are not so sanguine about the future outlook. That's because expected returns from stock investment have been lowered due to the steep appreciation of stock prices in major economies. With the possibility of rate hikes in major industrialized economies rising after the hike in the United States, it is increasingly difficult to get high returns from bond investment. That's why alternative investment has become more important than ever before.
ASK 2017 Private Equity, Private Debt and Hedge Fund Global Summit, to be held on May 17-18 at the Conrad Seoul is the place to find answers to these conundrums. The 8th year event, organized by the Korea Economic Daily, will invite global investment professionals and 1,000 experts to examine the current global economic conditions and investment opportunities.
On the first day focusing on private equity investment, Astorg Asset Management and Hamilton Lane will jointly make a presentation on the "joint investment" strategy by which fund investors buy up stakes of target firms separately from the private equity fund when the fund makes a buyout investment.
Other alternative investment strategies such as activity (presented by Red Mountain Capital Partners), timber investment (Resource Management, LLC), aircraft leasing (Inception Aviation) will be introduced in the session.
On the second day that will focus on hedge fund investment, presenters from hedge fund firms specializing in algorithm-based strategies such as Man Group, Winton Capital Management, and Old Mutual will introduce the alternative risk premium strategy that helps investors shake off their concerns about hedge fund investment and high trading fees.