Altegris Launches "Edutainment" Video Series
Whiteboard Animations Are Designed to Educate Advisors and Their Clients About
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 12, 2013
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Altegris, provider of premier
alternative investments, has launched a series of animated videos that address
many of the key questions on the minds of investors relating to alternative
investments. Popular investor questions addressed in these videos include
demystifying the common myths about alternatives, the importance of
diversification, and performance dispersion among managers of alternatives
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"As a pioneer and leader in providing access to what are believed to be
best-of-breed* alternative managers, Altegris has a long-standing commitment
to advisor and client education on alternatives. These storytelling animated
videos are yet another step on the path we've paved to better inform and help
investors in the construction of diversified portfolios," said Jon Sundt,
President and CEO of Altegris.
Dick Pfister, Global Head of Sales and Consulting at Altegris added, "Although
they take a light-hearted approach, these 'edutainment' videos are powerful
tools that advisors can share with their clients and prospects on different
aspects of alternative investments."
There are six videos currently available in the series. The initial whiteboard
release provides an animated introduction to the common myths and
misconceptions about alternatives. Another gives an animated overview on the
importance of diversification, while another explains why performance
dispersion matters when constructing an alternative portfolio.
The remaining videos in this series address the Altegris research and
investment process for selecting alternatives, using a multi-manager ("open
architecture") approach to investing and the fees associated with hedge funds
or other alternative investments. The videos run approximately three minutes
each to keep the client engaged, yet deliver crucial information to facilitate
an informed dialogue about various alternative investment topics.
The video series is the latest example of Altegris' ongoing commitment to
educational initiatives to help advisors better leverage the implementation of
alternative investment strategies. The firm has received recognition as
validation of their cutting edge educational programs including the most
recent CAIA award for Corporate Excellence and Leadership in Alternative
The videos can be accessed from the Altegris Academy Library, which also
includes a collection of white papers, commentaries, educational guides and
other videos. The Altegris Academy is a user-friendly online destination
launched last year to help educate and empower advisors and their clients
regarding alternative investments. The Academy's interactive tools, including
an alternatives allocator and portfolio builder, demonstrate how incorporating
different alternative strategies may affect a portfolio's investment
performance over time.
It is important to note that all investments involve risk including the
possible loss of principal. Alternative investments involve a unique set of
risks and may not be suitable for everyone. There is no guarantee that any
investment or strategy will be successful and diversification does not ensure
profit or protect against loss. It is important to review investment goals,
risk tolerance, tax liability and liquidity needs before choosing an
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Altegris searches the world to find what we believe are the best alternative
investments. Our suite of private funds, mutual funds and separately managed
accounts provides an efficient solution for financial professionals and
individuals seeking to improve portfolio diversification.
With one of the leading Research and Investment Groups focused solely on
alternatives, Altegris follows a disciplined process for identifying,
evaluating, selecting and monitoring investment talent across a spectrum of
alternative strategies including managed futures, global macro, long/short
equity, event-driven and others.
Veteran experts in the art and science of alternatives, Altegris guides
investors through the complex and often opaque universe of alternative
Alternatives are in our DNA. Our very name, Altegris, highlights our singular
focus on alternatives, the highest standards of integrity, and a process that
constantly seeks to minimize investor risk while maximizing potential returns.
We are 100% focused on alternatives, 100% of the time.
The Altegris Companies,** wholly owned subsidiaries of Genworth
Financial, Inc., include Altegris Investments, Altegris Advisors, Altegris
Funds, and Altegris Clearing Solutions. Altegris currently has approximately
$3.32 billion in client assets, and provides clearing services to $878 million
in institutional client assets.
*Altegris defines "best of breed" as managers which in our opinion, have
demonstrated success in terms of sustained investment edge, effective risk
management processes and established operational infrastructure.
**Altegris and its affiliates are subsidiaries of Genworth Financial, Inc. and
are affiliated with Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc., and include:
(1) Altegris Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser,
CFTC-registered commodity pool operator, commodity trading advisor, and NFA
member; (2) Altegris Investments, Inc., an SEC-registered broker-dealer and
FINRA member; (3) Altegris Portfolio Management, Inc. (dba Altegris Funds), a
CFTC-registered commodity pool operator, NFA member and SEC-registered
investment adviser; and (4) Altegris Clearing Solutions, LLC, a
CFTC-registered futures introducing broker and commodity trading advisor and
NFA member. The Altegris Companies and their affiliates have a financial
interest in the products they sponsor, advise and/or recommend, as applicable.
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fees, investment advisory fees, 12b-1 fees or similar payment for
distribution, a portion of commodity futures trading commissions, margin
interest and other futures-related charges, fee revenue and/or advisory
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