01 Feb Jan Poot And Lars Schulinck Join Forces
Amsterdam, February 1, 2018
Altech Partners – “Excellent risk adjusted returns in periods of change and instability”
Jan Poot and Lars Schulinck have joined forces and will expand their activities as Altech Partners. The combined networks will give clients and prospects access to the relevant key decision makers of the Dutch financial sector, including institutional investors, private banks, wealth managers, family offices and investment consultants.
The focus of Altech Partners is to represent best-in-class alternatives boutiques, offering superior, different or innovative strategies. Earlier this year Altech Partners extended its exclusive representation of Swedish Multi CTA specialist Risk & Portfolio Management AB (RPM) in The Netherlands.
As per end of 2017 Altech Partners has concluded a research project, interviewing some 25 CIO’s and key stakeholders on the chance of a major market correction and their corresponding investment policies. The conclusion was that traditional portfolio’s may not offer the required protection. The current ‘alternatives strategy’ allocation offers only a limited amount of the required diversification needed in unstable markets. As outcome of its research, Altech Partners introduces the ‘Risk Mitigating Strategy’ (RMS) solution to the Dutch financial investment community. Following the example CaLSTRS, the U.S. pension fund, that will invest up to 9% of its 220 USD bn portfolio into RMS.
The Risk Mitigation Strategies have some distinct characteristics. For example, CTA’s are one of the few hedges with a positive carry. Altech Partners expects CTA’s to achieve positive returns over the cycle and to excel with strong positive returns in times of change and instability.
Altech Partners will organize an educational Risk Mitigation Seminar on the 26th of April in Amsterdam. Specialists in the field of risk mitigation will present their latest research and solutions. The seminar will be co-hosted with CAIA.
About the partners: Jan Poot has 35 years of experience in the institutional sector working with ABN AMRO Bank, Swiss Bank Investment Banking, Columbia Threadneedle, AEGON Asset Management and Vontobel Asset Management in business development related positions. Lars Schulinck has 10 years of asset management experience. The last six years he has been working as independent business developer for alternative asset managers with a special focus on Risk Mitigating Strategies.