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Opalesque Austria Roundtable

Opalesque Austria Roundtable

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Published by: Opalesque Publications on Mar 27, 2012
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OpalesqueRoundTableSeries
 AUSTRIA
opalesque.com
Opalesque2011RoundtableSeriesSponsor:
 
OPALESQUEROUNDTABLESERIES2011|AUSTRI2
Editor’sNote
DearOpalesqueReader, Austriahasaconsiderablehistoryinalternatives.ThecountryisinternationallyconsideredtobeaCTAcountryandtobestronginquantitativestrategies.Overthemorerecentyears,Austria'salternativeshasgrownandmatured,andmanydifferentstrategiesarerunoutofAustriaasof today.ThisnewOpalesqueRoundtabledelvesintothehistoryofalternativesinAustria,whichalreadystartedinthe80sand90s.Earlyon,atatimewhenCalPERSforexampledidn'tevenconsiderinvestingintohedgefunds,Austrianinstitutionalinvestorsfavoredthedevelopmentof alternatives,because“theybelievedinit.TheOpalesqueAustriaRoundtablewassponsoredbySalusAlphaGroupandtookplaceJune28th2011inViennawith:Mark Cachia,Head of Alter 
 
native Investments, Erste GroupMartin Greil,Co-founder and Secretar 
 
 y General of the Alternative Investment As
 
sociation VAIGünt
 
her Herndlhofer,Investment Mana
 
ger, V 
 
BV Pension FundOliver Pr 
 
ock,CEO and CIO, Salus Alpha CapitalMar 
 
ie Milford,Mana
 
ging Par 
 
tner & CEO, Asset Allocation AlphaGünther Kastner,Mana
 
ging Partner, Absolute Portfolio Mana
 
gement We also thank Opalesque Roundtable Series Sponsor Custom House Group for their continued support. The Austrian alternatives experts alsodiscuss:How Austr 
 
ian pension funds allocate to hed
 
ge funds and alternatives W
 
hy it is easier to sell hed
 
ge fund products in Austr 
 
ia than in Germany How the g
 
lobal hed
 
ge f 
 
und indust
 
ry split into two different mana
 
ger univer 
 
ses, and why inv 
 
estors should allocate to both W
 
hy the r 
 
ole and inf 
 
luence o advisors and consultants will continue to gr 
 
owEur 
 
ope's AI
 
FM Directive came into effect on July 21, 2011 – what oppor 
 
tunities lie in A 
 
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FMD?Once a
 
gain, Opalesque Roundtable participants ar 
 
e sharing vital insights about the U
 
CI
 
TS fr 
 
amework and funds.• Why do so many U
 
CI
 
TS funds involve high degrees of f 
 
inancial engineer 
 
ing?• What coronar 
 
 y risks are cr 
 
eated by f 
 
inancial engineer 
 
ing?• Did the regulators understand the implicat
 
ions?Enjoy “listening in” to this new Opalesque Roundtable!Matthias KnabDirector Opalesque Ltd.Knab@opalesque.com
Cover Photo: Hofburg Imperial Palace - Vienna
 
OPALESQUE ROUND TABLE SERIES 2011 | AUSTRIA 3
Participant Profiles
(LEFT TO RIGHT)
Matthias Knab, Martin Greil, Mark Cachia, Maria Milford, Günther Kastner, Oliver Prock, Günther Herndlhofer.

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