“We see repeatedly that pensions are a maze in which it is easy to become lost, confused and disorientated.”
Malcolm McLean, Chief
Executive of Opas
The world of investments is about risk and reward. Your responsibility is to foresee this risk and make the best decisions based on your organization’s goals. Whether the fund you’re responsible for is corporate, endowment, or union based (Taft-Hartley), the fact remains that you’re dealing with other people’s money. The nature of the pension and investment industry begs for advisory services; and although you no doubt have many internal and external advisors on your payroll, the fact is, they do not have your job—they’re following your lead.
Make History, Don't Read It
Ultimately, it comes down to the bottom line. You need to remain one step ahead of the competition. After all, you can learn the bottom line from the newspaper or quarterly report, but once it’s in print, it’s history. You need to speak with the newsmakers, and they need to speak with you, so that you both know in advance what they’ll be writing about in the paper tomorrow.
As the old saying goes: no pain, no gain. When it comes to Alternative Investments—whether it’s Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure, Natural Resources, REITs, Fund of Funds or Futures—the more you risk, the more you can gain.The obvious key is to minimize the pain while maximizing the gain.
No Pain, No Financial Gain
By networking with other investment executives all year long, you have your finger on the pulse of what’s out there and what the risks and respective rewards might be. Through continuous communication with experts like yourself, you can become better educated on the opportunities that may be right for you and how you can maximize your organization’s investments.
Benefits of Networking
There are many opportunities out there for you to grow your investments, and each opportunity needs to be evaluated and realized before you can make an informed decision about your organization’s future. With trillions of dollars at stake and even more up for grabs, alternative investments allow you the opportunity to take advantage of the good current global market conditions, while bypassing the bad ones.