Altegris and John Mauldin Announce Speaker Lineup for Eleventh Annual Strategic Investment Conference Leading Economists and Thought Leaders Including Newt Gingrich, Paul McCulley and David Zervos to Discuss 2014 Investment Outlook

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altegris, provider of premier alternative investments, announces that it will host its eleventh annual Strategic Investment Conference from May 13-16 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, CA.

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Presented in conjunction with John Mauldin, this year's event "Investing in a Transformational World" convenes respected experts in business, economics and investing to offer insights on the challenges and opportunities on the financial horizon for 2014. Thought leaders from a variety of distinguished backgrounds will discuss the investment implications of today's rapidly changing technology, business and political landscapes.

"Today's investors face unprecedented challenges in the markets; with stocks at record highs and interest rates at all-time lows, they're looking for guidance to deploy capital into the markets with confidence," said Jon Sundt, President and CEO of Altegris. "We have assembled a roster of speakers that includes some of the brightest economic minds and most strategic financial thinkers in the world to discuss and debate the factors that will define the investments industry in 2014."

Confirmed speakers and panelists for the 2014 Strategic Investment Conference include:

  • Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management, L.P.
  • Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group
  • Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament
  • Niall Ferguson, Harvard University
  • Charles Gave, GaveKal Research
  • The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Host of CNN's Crossfire; Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Dylan Grice, Edelweiss Holdings
  • Lacy Hunt, Hoisington Investment Management
  • Anatole Kaletsky, Reuters, International Herald Tribune
  • John Mauldin, Mauldin Economics
  • Paul McCulley, Global Interdependence Center
  • David Rosenberg, Gluskin, Sheff + Associates
  • Jon Sundt, Altegris
  • Richard Yamarone, Bloomberg Brief: Economics
  • David Zervos, Jefferies & Co.

"Last year's event sold out, with more than five hundred attendees participating," added Mr. Sundt. "This year, we've moved to a larger venue and are eager to continue the Strategic Investment Conference's tradition of providing invaluable forward-looking commentary to the investment community."

For additional details about the Strategic Investment Conference, including registration information for this year's event, please visit http://www.altegris.com/sic/registration.html. The hashtag for the event this year is #AltegrisSIC2014.

For more information about Altegris, or for media interested in attending the event, please contact Dana Taormina at 973-850-7305 or dtaormina@jcprinc.com.

About Altegris
Altegris searches the world to find what we believe are the best alternative investments. Our suite of alternative investment solutions are designed for financial professionals and individuals seeking to improve portfolio diversification.

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 a spectrum of alternative strategies including managed futures, global macro, long/short equity, event-driven and others. 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 group of affiliated companies is wholly-owned and controlled by (i) private equity funds managed by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC and its affiliates ("Aquiline"), and by Genstar Capital Management, LLC and its affiliates ("Genstar"), and (ii) certain senior management of Altegris and other affiliates. Established in 2005, Aquiline focuses its investments exclusively in the financial services industry. Established in 1988, Genstar focuses its investment efforts across a variety of industries and sectors, including financial services. The Altegris companies include Altegris Investments, Altegris Advisors, Altegris Funds, and Altegris Clearing Solutions. Altegris has 110 employees who are 100% focused exclusively on alternative investments. As of December 31, 2013, Altegris had $2.49 billion in client assets, and provided clearing services to $623 million in institutional assets.

The 2014 Strategic Investment Conference is presented by Altegris Advisors, LLC and Altegris Portfolio Management, Inc. (dba Altegris Funds), which advise or sponsor, as applicable, the various hedge funds, commodity pools and alternative strategy mutual funds accessible on the Altegris platform of alternative investments.

Altegris Advisors LLC is a CFTC-registered commodity pool operator, commodity trading advisor, NFA member, and SEC-registered investment adviser that advises alternative strategy mutual funds that may pursue investment returns through a combination of managed futures, global macro, long/short equity, long/short fixed income and/or other investment strategies. Altegris Funds(SM) is a registered service mark and trade name ("dba") of Altegris Portfolio Management, Inc. Altegris Funds is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a commodity pool operator, a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) and is an SEC-registered investment adviser. Altegris Funds sponsors privately offered commodity pools and hedge funds marketed under the Altegris Funds trade name.

For more information, please visit www.altegris.com or follow Altegris on twitter @Altegris.

CONTACT: Dana Taormina
Jennifer Connelly Public Relations 
973-850-7305
dtaormina@jcprinc.com

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