A group of alternative mutual funds is kicking off its second annual advisor road show today in hopes of educating advisors on the benefits of alternative investing and, ultimately, winning business.

The firms sponsoring the 2012 tour include Altegris, Driehaus, Eaton Vance, Forward, Guggenheim Investments, JP Morgan, Fortigent, Morningstar and Ramius.

While the 2011 roadshow served as a broad introduction to alternatives, this year’s seven-city tour emphasizes ways to utilize them in portfolio construction. Every stop on the tour will include portfolio implementation educational session, giving advisors the opportunity to raise questions and hear about best practices from portfolio construction experts.

The series of events, which kicks off at the Morningstar Auditorium in Chicago, will make additional stops in Philadelphia (April 12), Denver (May 1), Dallas (May 3), Palo Alto, Calif. (May 15) and Seattle (May 17) before wrapping up in New York on May 22.


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