Who better to help kickoff an educational alternatives summit series than Jeffrey Gundlach?
The DoubleLine Capital founder, chief executive officer and chief investment officer will give the keynote speech for the 2013 Altegris Investment Summit, which kicks off in Los Angeles on Feb. 20.
The Summit will visit 10 cities, conducting day-long seminars designed to help educate advisers about the importance of alternative mutual funds.
Topics of particular interest include the role of alternatives in diversified portfolios. Altegris in-house experts will also cover key facets of the investment decision-making process, including due diligence and implementation of the appropriate blend of alternative strategies, while a panel of alternative investment managers will explain their respectively alternative investment styles.
"With this series, we hope to provide advisors with an invaluable experience that expands their understanding of this important and continually evolving asset class," said Dick Pfister, managing director and global head of sales and consulting, in an Altegris press release.
The Summit will kickoff at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, then continue on to Boston and New York City in March; Nashville in May; Denver in June; Baltimore in September; Chicago, Cincinnati and Houston in October; and Seattle/Bellevue, Wash. in December.
Alternatives shop Altegris, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genworth Financial, currently manages $3.47 billion in client assets through its suite of private and mutual funds and separately managed accounts.