I spent a most enjoyable day in Columbus, OH at the invitation of the local CFA Society. I should extend my thanks to Tim Steitz, Senior Investment Officer – Equities at the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio for organizing such a well attended event, and also Travis Upton, current President of the CFA Society of Columbus and Director of Portfolio Management at The Joseph Group. I talked about my upcoming book, The Hedge Fund Mirage, and hopefully offered some insights to investors growing their hedge fund portfolios. I also had several interesting discussions with investors about the alternatives to fixed income given government manipulated bond markets and the Tyranny of Low Rates.
I am finding that many investors are most interested in discussing less conventional strategies to generate income given the poor return outlook in bonds. Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and our Hedged Dividend Capture Strategy were both of interest to a number of people.