ALTSSG Singapore | October 10, 2024 Request Agenda

The ALTSSG 2024 was developed as a local, investor-centric and education-focused one-day forum, co-hosted by the CAIA Association. With their guidance and oversight, this one-day event features leading practitioners from the fields of venture capital, cannabis, cryptocurrency, AI, private equity, private debt, hedge funds, real asset investing and other sectors of the alternative investment market.

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ALTSSG was developed for:


·      Institutional Investors

·      Family Offices

·      Asset Managers

·      Investment Consultants

·      Portfolio Managers

·      Research Analysts

ALTSSG provides your company with an opportunity to market your brand and services to a highly engaged group of institutional investors, allocators, family offices and financial advisors who are evaluating and investing in alternative investments.



Stefanie Holtze-Jen, Chief Investment Officer, Deutsche Private Bank

Stefanie Holtze-Jen is the Asia Pacific Chief Investment Officer for the Private Bank. Before her appointment in 2021, Holtze-Jen was Global Chief Currency Strategist, Portfolio Manager, at Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm DWS, where she coordinated a team covering currency macro, positioning and technical analysis, which guided the portfolio managers’ foreign-exchange strategy. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for the development of the Asia insights and contribution to the house view of Deutsche Bank Private Bank. Prior to DWS, Holtze-Jen held different leadership roles at Commerzbank AG and Royal Bank of Canada in Hong Kong, Singapore, and London. Holtze-Jen is a member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. After serving a two-year term as Co-Vice Chair of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee she continues to chair the Working Group on Motivation for Code adherence. Stefanie holds an international double degree in Economy and Management, is a Certified Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst, CESGA as well as a Chartered Financial Data Scientist, DVFA.  

Adrian Zuercher, Managing Director, Head Global Asset Allocation and Co-Head Global Investment Management APAC, UBS Chief Investment Office

Adrian Zuercher is Head Global Asset Allocation and Co-Head Global Investment Management APAC at UBS Chief Investment office. In his Global Asset Allocation role, he is responsible for multi-asset portfolio solutions. He co-chairs the tactical investment forum, the global portfolio construction meeting, and is a member of the global investment committee, which defines the UBS CIO house-view. In his Global IM APAC capacity, he is responsible for investment fund selection, portfolio management, and product development. Adrian oversees regional discretionary and advisory mandates, investment and alternatives funds, sustainable investing, and the wealth planning offering.

Before joining UBS, Adrian was Head of Multi Asset Emerging Market Strategy and Global Asset Allocation at Credit Suisse Asset Management in Hong Kong and Zurich, where he was responsible for multi-asset class portfolios as well as advising sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors on asset allocation. Prior to that, he was an equity fund manager in charge of Asia at VP Bank Asset Management, and a multi-asset class portfolio manager at F.van Lanschot Bankiers. Adrian holds an MSc in finance and economics from the University of Bern and is a CFA charter holder.

Gareth Nicholson, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management, Nomura International Wealth management

Gareth joined Nomura in 2021 as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for International Wealth Management. Gareth works closely with Nomura’s Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses to expand the firm’s product offerings and spearhead a streamlined, solutions-driven coverage effort for high-net-worth clients, external asset managers and family offices. With a strong institutional investment background, he creates and manages DPM strategies for fixed income, equity and multi-asset portfolios, while providing risk management support. Gareth has over 16 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to Nomura, he was Head of Fixed Income DPM at Bank of Singapore, where he was also a member of its investment committee. Before that, he was with Aberdeen Standard Investments for almost 10 years as a fixed income trader and an Asian credit portfolio manager. Gareth holds a BSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Johannesburg. He was born and raised in East London, South Africa.

Trevor Persaud, Group Head of Investment Strategy, AIA

Mr Persaud is Head of Investment Strategy and Solutions for AIA Group responsible for Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation, Derivative Strategies, Private Market Strategy, New Investment Product Development, Portfolio Construction Oversight and Quantitative Investments. Mr. Persaud is a Chartered Management Accountant, an advisor to Investment Management Association of Singapore and Chair of Risk and Performance committee and is actively involved in industry efforts to promote and further innovation, best practice and transparency in Investment management.







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Key Discussion Topics


As the controversy around alternatives carries on, investors voice the opportunity in cash and fixed income investment strategies.


Creating a dialogue around the opportunities in this volatile market through credit investing, long/short equity, market neutral, global macro, convertible arbitrage and liquid alternatives. 


Discussing hedge fund manager selection, addressing over-diversification mistakes and understanding both the art and science of developing a successful portfolio for pensions, endowments and foundations.


Comparing and contrasting global macro conditions and investment performance. 


Asset owners aim to get in on the opportunities in private debt and credit and are increasingly looking at impact investing as an alternative. 


Managers & Service Providers 2,500 USD 10/17/24


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