[i3] Global Investment Strategy Forum 2013

The [i3] Global Investment Strategy Forum was held at The St. Regis Hotel in Beijing, China, from 14 to 16 October 2013. The global financial crisis has severely damaged the portfolios of many institutional investors and raised fundamental questions about the utility of basic asset allocation models, along with the general theoretical underpinnings of Modern Portfolio Theory. Indeed, diversification, global investing, the inclusion of alternative investment strategies, as well as the seemingly tested ability to consistently select talented asset managers to reduce volatility and provide greater portfolio protection—all have been found wanting in this environment.