Altegris Receives Multiple Honors For Its Contributions To Asset Management Industry

Firm Wins CAIA Award for Leadership in Alternative Education, While President and CEO Jon Sundt is Named to IA 25 and California Pioneers of Investing

May 14, 2013, 09:08 ET from Altegris

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altegris, provider of premier alternative investments, is being recognized for a number of prestigious awards and nominations. Altegris recently was honored by CAIA for its first Corporate Recognition Award. Others include the recent nominations as Advisory Solutions Investment Manager of the Year and Advisory Solutions Marketing Program of the Year from the Money Management Institute (MMI), the national association representing the managed investment solutions and wealth management industry.

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Altegris President and CEO, Jon Sundt has also received a number of recognitions including:

  • Investment Advisor magazine has named Jon Sundt, President and CEO of Altegris, in its 11th annual "IA 25" listing of the 25 most influential people in and around the investment advisory sector. This year's "IA 25" profiles appear in the May 2013 issue of Investment Advisor.
  • Mr. Sundt will also be honored as a Pioneer of Investing on May 16, 2013 at a special event sponsored by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), California Hedge Fund Association and CFA Society San Diego. Along with Charles Brandes, CFA, Founder of Brandes Investment Partners, and Rick Slaughter, Founder of Sunrise Capital Partners, Mr. Sundt will discuss the keys to his success and durability in the ever-changing asset management industry at the Estancia La Jolla. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception. More information is available at
  • In November 2012, Altegris received the CAIA Award for Corporate Excellence and Leadership in Alternative Education in recognition of the firm's launch of the Altegris Academy Library, a user-friendly online destination designed to educate advisors and their clients about alternatives. The educational portal's collection includes white papers, commentaries, guides, manager interviews, analytics and videos. A recent addition to the Altegris Academy Library is an "edutainment" series of animated videos that answer key questions about alternative investments.

"These awards and nominations are a testament to our ongoing commitment to educate advisors and investors about alternative investments and help them understand the role that these asset classes play in diversified portfolios," said Mr. Sundt. "As a firm that is singularly focused on finding best of breed alternative investments for our clients, we are uniquely positioned to provide the tools, resources and knowledge that advisors and their clients need to overcome the challenges and complexities of seeking to achieve maximum returns balanced with minimal volatility in the evolving investment environment."

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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 Companies, wholly owned subsidiaries of Genworth Financial, Inc., include Altegris Investments, Altegris Advisors, Altegris Funds, and Altegris Clearing Solutions. Altegris currently has approximately $3.24 billion in client assets, and provides clearing services to $843 million in institutional client assets, as of March 31, 2013.

Altegris and its affiliates are subsidiaries of Genworth Financial, Inc. and are affiliated with Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc.

Altegris Advisors 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, equities, 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.

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