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Altegris Takes Advisors to Alt Academy


Alternative mutual fund provider Altegris today unveiled a new website featuring the Altegris Academy, which was developed to educate advisors on alternative investments.

The Altegris Academy offers advisors a series of interactive tools, including an alternatives allocator and portfolio builder that demonstrate how the incorporation of different alternative strategies may affect a portfolio’s investment performance over time. The site also includes a library, containing Altegris white papers, articles, guides, videos and commentaries.

“While many advisors possess a basic understanding of what alternative investments are, there is still an education gap on how to incorporate them within their investors’ current portfolios,” stated Jon Sundt, president and chief executive of Altegris.
ALTEGRIS LAUNCHES THE ALTEGRIS ACADEMY

New Website Provides Interactive Tools, Research and Education on Alternative Investments

Altegris, providers of premier alternative investments, announced the launch of its new website featuring the Altegris Academy. The new, enhanced interactive website was developed to meet the growing need among advisors for education and resources related to alternative investments.

“While many advisors possess a basic understanding of what alternative investments are, there is still an education gap on how to incorporate them within their investors’ current portfolios,” said Jon Sundt, President and CEO of Altegris. “Altegris Academy can help close this gap through a comprehensive, user-friendly destination designed to educate and empower advisors and their clients on alternative investments. The site contains state of the art interactive tools and videos that provide a fresh perspective on alternative investment education and is one of the only sites we know that contain such a broad array of educational information across popular alternative strategies including managed futures and global macro asset classes.”

Altegris Academy offers Altegris Analytics – a series of interactive tools, including an alternatives allocator and portfolio builder that demonstrate how the incorporation of different alternative strategies may affect a portfolio’s investment performance over time. The site also includes a library, containing Altegris white papers, articles, guides, videos and expert commentaries focused on the latest research and perspectives on the alternative investment marketplace. Altegris Academy is accessible and optimized for the iPad™ and other mobile devices.

“Altegris is deeply committed to providing professional investors with a single, easy to access educational portal providing a complete spectrum of information on alternatives spanning the fundamentals through sophisticated ‘how to’ solutions” said Dick Pfister, Managing Director, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Sales and Consulting Services at Altegris Investments. “Altegris was one of the pioneers in providing cutting edge analytics and performance reporting to institutional investors seeking performance information and other related data on the alternative investment universe. Today we are happy to leverage our years of experience and knowledge with the investor community. This is consistent with our mission of finding what we believe are the best alternative investment managers and bringing them to our professional and individual investors.”

Altegris Academy also features the Altegris 40 Index®, which has been tracking the performance of the 40 leading managed futures managers (as measured by assets) for over two decades. Future updates to Altegris Academy will offer an Advisor Continuing Education Center offering education courses and CE credit for advisors seeking to learn more about alternative investments. The new website address is www.altegris.com. To access the Altegris Academy, visit www.altegrisacademy.com.

About Altegris

Altegris has one core mission—to find the best alternative investments for our clients. Altegris offers what we believe are straightforward and efficient solutions for financial professionals and individual investors seeking to improve portfolio diversification with historically low correlated investments.

With one of the leading Research and Investment Groups focused solely on alternative investments, Altegris follows a disciplined process for identifying, evaluating, selecting, and monitoring investment talent across the spectrum of hedge funds, managed futures funds, and other alternative investments. As veteran experts in the art and science of alternatives, Altegris guides investors through the complex and often opaque universe of alternative investing.

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.

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 $3.36 billion in client assets, and provides clearing services to $774 million in institutional client assets.*


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