As we quickly approach FundForum Middle East in Dubai this September, we get to know a little more about some of our key speakers with a brief word from Fred Ingram, Shawn Mato and Snehal Urankar, who will all be presenting at this years event in Dubai.

The great rotation: from bonds into…

FI…”liquid alternatives”

SM…”global convertible bonds”

SU“Equities”

When I was a child my ambition was to become a

FI…”A novelist”

SM…”Olympic alpine ski racer”

SU…”a chef”

What do you think is the main pitfall which investors are susceptible to at the moment?

FI“Thinking in equity and bond siloes rather than looking at alternatives”

SM“Too much focus on the benchmark and not enough focus on risk based investment outcomes”

If I didn’t manage money, I would manage

FI“Coventry City Football Club”

SM“a technology start-up”

SU“a restaurant”

What is the best and the worst investment you ever made?

FI“Both are long stories…”

SM“The best investments I have made were when no one wanted to buy anything with risk.  Similarly, the worst investment were during 2 major crisis periods  - the Asian Crisis in 1998 and the 2008 financial crisis”

SU“Best: Buying US equities in 2009. Worst: Buying silver in 2011″

You can hear more from Fred, Shawn and Snehal this September at FundForum Middle East.  Visit the website for more information.