Goldmans Investment Bank Strategy Head Robinson Leaves

(source) Alternative investing program targets advisers looking to diversify

Moore 2014-03-12T22:00:54Z Email Print Save Goldman Sachs Group Inc.s Samuel Robinson , chief administrative officer and head of strategy for the investment banking division, is leaving after 18 years. Robinsons retirement from his managing director post was confirmed today by Michael DuVally, a spokesman for the New York-based bank, who declined to elaborate. Robinson didnt immediately return a call seeking comment. Robinson became a managing director in 2006 and was named to his current role a year ago. He previously worked for J.

Calvert Investments Launches the Calvert-Osmosis MoRESM World Strategy

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, fees and expenses of the strategy carefully before investing. A minimum asset level is required. For important information about the investment manager, please refer to FormADV Part II of Calvert Investment Management, Inc. Separate accounts managed according to the Calvert-Osmosis MoRESM World Strategy include a number of securities and will not necessarily track the performance of any index. This press release does not constitute an offer to buy or sell any financial instrument or to participate in any trading strategy. Osmosis is a financial consultant to Calvert Investment Management, Inc. and is authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority. Osmosis is not registered as an investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CAIA Association chief executive William Kelly pointed out that not only has the need for alternatives been increasing, but the lineup of products and strategies has been evolving and getting more complex. The landscape for alternatives has changed dramatically, and it is imperative that the professionals charged with managing, analyzing, distributing and regulating these products keep pace with a focus that has knowledge and education as its central tenet, he said. The fundamentals program is meant to be an answer to the continued quest for this knowledge coming from so many newer and more retail-oriented intermediaries and end clients. The growing complexity of the alternatives universe is illustrated in the rapid growth of the so-called liquid alternatives universe. Morningstar Inc. counts 429 distinct open-end mutual funds in the alternatives space, representing nearly $145 billion in assets, including more than $8.5 billion in net inflows since the start of the year. There were 70 new alternative-strategy funds added to the universe last year. For comparison, consider that in 2004, there were 116 alternative-strategy funds, representing $22 billion.