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CAIA/AIMA Alternative Investment Boot Camp - Overview of ESG Investing and Overview of Relative Value and Event Driven Hedge Fund Strategies
This web seminar will feature two presentations.
ESG Investing: History, Approaches, and Integration
An overview of environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG). First, Aaron will discuss the history of ESG investing, including its evolution from values-based investment philosophy to a data-centric investment process. Next, we compare the three primary approaches to ESG investing: socially responsible investing (SRI), impact investing, and ESG integration. Finally, with a focus on ESG integration, we discuss the three pillars of ESG: environmental, social, and governance, and how an investor may consider each when making investment decisions.

Relative Value and Event Driven Strategies
In this presentation, Keith Black, Managing Director of Content Strategies will offer an overview of event-driven and relative value hedge funds, addressing strategies to profit from corporate events, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, bankruptcies, and reorganizations. Relative value hedge fund strategies include convertible bond, fixed-income, ABS and MBS arbitrage and involve complex valuation processes. While these strategies face special risks and challenges, complexity premiums and other sources of alpha may be found by managers with superior research skills, deep market experience, and strong financial models.

Jul 16, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Keith Black, Ph.D, CFA, CAIA, FDP , CAIA Association
Managing Director, Content Strategy @CAIA Association
Keith Black has over thirty years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Content Strategy for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and CBOE floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM
Associate Director @CAIA Association
Aaron Filbeck serves as Associate Director of Content Development at CAIA Association, where he supports the curation, development, and execution of the organization’s content strategy and CAIA Charter Program curriculum. A demonstrated writer, Aaron has published on topics such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, liquid alternatives, commodities, and asset pricing/factor investing. Prior to his role at CAIA Association, Aaron served as a portfolio manager at The Joseph Group Capital Management, a registered investment adviser (RIA) in Columbus, OH. Here, he oversaw manager research and portfolio construction efforts for $500 million worth of high net worth individuals and institutional retirement plans. Aaron earned a B.S. with distinction in Finance and a Master of Finance from Penn State University. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certificate in Performance Measurement (CIPM) desginations.
Alexis Kwon
Associate Director @AIMA Association
Alexis Kwon joined AIMA in June 2019 as Associate Director in AIMA's New York office. Prior to joining AIMA, Alexis was a Vice President at City Financial, where she helped develop investor relations and operational due diligence processes. She also collaborated across City Financial’s global teams to manage business projects for the firm’s alternative strategies. Alexis has over 12 years’ experience in the finance industry, including work with emerging managers to help build their businesses. Before transitioning to the buy-side, Alexis held sales and business development roles at Prudential, ING and Sanford C. Bernstein where she served clients in the bank channel, retail, HNW and hedge fund markets. Alexis holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.