Event Detail

Real Return Strategies (Ended)

The Value of Commodities and Other Inflation Hedges

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
7:00 am
InterContinental Chicago, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60611   (Driving Directions)

CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago present:

Real Return Strategies
The Value of Commodities and Other Inflation Hedges

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

InterContinental Chicago
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3807

This new specialty education program gathers practitioners and researchers to provide clarity on the global drivers and characteristics of real return strategies and discuss their role in investment portfolios. Speakers will explore a range of possible inflation-hedging vehicles, including commodities, infrastructure investments, timber, and more; examine where we are in the cycles for different real asset categories; and probe traditional and alternative approaches for implementation.

Join colleagues and industry experts to enhance your knowledge of real return strategies to achieve your clients' long-term objectives. Space is limited. Register now.

Topics include:

  • Balancing the Opportunities in Real Return Investments
  • Framework for Commodity Investing
  • Alternative Strategies in Real Assets
  • Real Estate: Portfolio Allocation, Diversification, and Timing
  • Infrastructure-A Growing Real Return As set Class


Robert G. Bertram, CFA
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Claude B. Erb, CFA

Robert Greer

David Hale
Hale Advisers LLC

Ronald G. Layard-Liesching
Pareto New York LLC

Stephen L. Nesbitt
Cliffwater LLC

Mark A. Weisdorf, CFA
JPMorgan Asset Management

Bret R. Wilkerson, CFA
Property & Portfolio Research, Inc.

Chris Zinkhan
The Forestland Group LLC

Conference Fee: $1395
CFA Institute Member/Candidate Rate: $1095 *

Register by 29 March 2007 and receive a US $100 discount.

*CFA Chicago members attending the conference will be eligible for a 10% discount on registration fees net of other discounts. Members should notify CFA Institute of their society status at time of registration and are encouraged to fax or mail their registrations, as the discount is not automatically applied with online registration.

For more information or to register online, visit
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Register by fax: +1 (434) 951-5398

Note: CFA Chicago Is Not Accepting Reservations For This Event. Please Direct All Inquiries And Reservation Forms To CFA Institute.

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