Rasheda Ali is a Force to be reckoned with in the Fight Against Neurodegenerative Diseases

Log onto IFVNews.com, starting Saturday, March 31st to watch Rasheda Ali’s featured interview with IFV News.

New York, NY, USA – March 31, 2012 — IFV News host Marcella Palmer speaks with Rasheda Ali, daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, former Olympian and three-time World Heavyweight Champion suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Rasheda discusses her role battling against some of the world’s toughest and most crippling neurocognitive diseases. She has traveled the world speaking to families coping with debilitating diseases such as: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Stroke and Spinal Cord injuries. Rasheda’s message is encouraging and enlightening, drawing on her personal involvement both as a family member and as a close affiliate to several organizations working to eliminate these diseases. Rasheda is currently affiliated with BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics. BrainStorm is an emerging and innovative biotech company located in Israel, dedicated to providing solutions for incurable neurodegenerative diseases.

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About Rasheda Ali
In answering questions from her own children, Rasheda saw a clear need to provide answers to help other children understand why their loved ones behave a certain way because they have a neurological disorder and was inspired to write the book, I’ll Hold Your Hand So You Won’t Fall – A Child’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease. She wanted her book to encourage dialogue and set an example of how clear communication within the family can overcome barriers and improve the quality of life for the whole family. Rasheda’s book has received praise from many influential as well as credible sources. One source, actor and Parkinson Disease advocate, Michael J. Fox, has lent his name to her book and commented, “Rasheda Ali brings home the profound liberation of a child’s innate willingness to accept disease without fear.” http://www.rashedaali.net

Rasheda is a tireless caregiver advocate on behalf of families fighting Parkinson’s disease and has spoken to many groups- including medical doctors, neurologists, and movement disorder specialists, caregivers and family members of those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease as well as school students, dignitaries, politicians, and social leaders.

The topic of her speech given worldwide is about coping with a Neurological condition and how it affects the family unit. She is a staunch advocate of stem cell research and travels all over the globe speaking about Parkinson’s disease in order to help give encouragement and hope for families struggling with the condition. Her travels have included venues all over the United States, Canada, London, Paris, Madrid, Luxembourg, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her speaking appearances and book signings have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and more for Parkinson disease organizations all over the globe.

About BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics
BrainStorm is an emerging company developing stem cell therapeutic products based on breakthrough technologies http://www.brainstorm-cell.com. BrainStorm’s core technology, NurOwn™, was developed through a collaboration between prominent neurologist, Prof. Eldad Melamed, Head of Neurology of the Rabin Medical Center and member of the Scientific Committee of Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and expert cell biologist Dr. Daniel Offen, at the Felsenstein Medical Research Center of Tel-Aviv University.

This scientific team is among the first to have successfully demonstrated the physiological release of dopamine from in vitro differentiated bone marrow cells. Moreover, in research conducted by this team, implantation of these cells into the brains of animal models that had been induced to Parkinsonian behavior markedly improved their symptoms. BrainStorm intends to apply the patent-pending technology to the development of innovative autologous cell therapeutic products, NurOwn™, for treatment of neurological diseases.

BrainStorm holds exclusive worldwide rights to commercialize the NurOwn™ technology, through a licensing agreement with Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd., the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University.

Media contact for IFV News:
Marion Palmer
M.INK Productions® LLC

Media contact for Brainstorm Cell:
Janet Vasquez
IRG, LLC – Wholly owned subsidiary of DirectMarkets Group, LLC
1251 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10020
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From Botox Training to Social Media Marketing, the IAPAM’s Workshops Offer it All

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 31, 2012) — From Botox ® training for physicians to marketing an aesthetic medical business, the IAPAM offers the industry’s most comprehensive workshops for physicians. The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Practice Start Up Workshop is the only medical spa business program highlighting the latest information on social media marketing and is taught by an actual medspa owner who knows the facts.

Both business and clinical training (Botox ® training, laser training, hCG training, etc.) are the best foundation upon which a successful medical spa can be launched. The IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) offers a choice of educational programs which give physicians a thorough knowledge of the business of building a medspa, and of the latest technologies and clinical advances required to grow that business.

By attending the IAPAM’s Business Bootcamp (http://www.iapam.com/bootcamp.html), as well as the IAPAM’s hCG Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com) and the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com), physicians will avoid many of the common pitfalls of the aesthetic industry. The programs are taught by experts and physicians who own and operate hCG Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetic Medicine practices, so attendees are learning from a faculty who have practical experience.

Attendees at the Aesthetic Practice Start-up Workshop leave with a business plan for their specific aesthetic medicine practice, including:

1. Financing Options.
2. Target Demographics for your Procedures.
3. Developing a menu of Treatments and Pricing Strategy.
4. Establishing Aesthetic Practice Protocols for your staff (examples included on CD).
5. Creating an effective Marketing Plan, including incorporating low-cost internet marketing strategies (SEO web sites and press releases) and the latest social media marketing strategies (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
6. Finding the Right Location.
7. Staffing (job descriptions included on CD).
8. Federal and State legal and regulatory issues.
9. How to Read Financials.

A complementary training offering by the IAPAM is the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training. The weekend Symposium, the Friday hCG Training and the Monday Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop offer new medspa managers, owner-physicians, and key staff involved with an aesthetic medical practice, all the tools to ensure their business is profitable, customizable and sustainable.

For additional information and to register for the next Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop or the next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training, please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704 or info@theiapam.com

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

Wildlife destination in India- Watch the escapade of assorted wildlife animal

The Lavish green forest and eagerly awaiting the arrival of autumn season means it’s a time for all wildlife lovers to visit the wildlife national parks.
The whistling of dehydrated leaves, tranquil Sapphire Rivers decked with colorful birds and prosperous wild animals builds a thrilling atmosphere for an audacious escapade.

Wildlife tourism in India is an incredible carnival of enjoyment with its adventurous activities like elephant’s safari, camel outing, Jeep Safari, bird watching, recreational facilities like bon-fire, slide shows, wildlife films, indoor games and nature stroll.

Elephant Safari: The elephant safari is a regal experience of watching wild nature. The elephant safari takes you to the land of amazing beauty of wildlife.

The points to remember while elephant safari is to wear a round hat and free clothes as the climate may be very hot as well as carry water bottles to avoid dehydration, sun screen goggles and a first aid kit is must for a perfect safari.

Camel safari: The best time is considered for camel safari is early morning and evening as in the afternoon the weather can be very hot. The camel safari is complete adventure and thrill with the night camping and a romantic evening.

Jeep Safari: The adventurous jeep safari is all about discovering the unknown spot while admiring the innovations of nature. You will travel around rocky topography, hilly landscape or any other off beaten track in India.

Bird Watching: Indian wildlife tour is a happy journey for all bird lovers as India’s diverse climate is a house to more than 500 bird’s species and birds.

Wildlife films: The excursion show on Wildlife destination in India also spread awareness and thrill.

The best time to visit wildlife tour of India is the winter season as the weather is pleasant and best for enjoying all wildlife safaris. Contact at the office of Go Heritage India Journeys to book your tour for the wildlife.

Browse on http://www.india-wildlifetours.com/ for more details.

Contact: Subrato Mukherjee

Go Heritage India Journeys Pvt. Ltd.

403-404, Thapar House, N-161 Gulmohar Enclave,

Community Center, New Delhi – 110049, India

Tel : +91 11 49814981

Fax : +91 11 49814999

Email : info@heritageindiajourneys.com

Under ground dining on steroids…. The parties you’ve all been waiting for!

Many Utahan’s have been looking for opportunities like this for quite some time. The opportunity has come and you’re invited to come and be part of the party! Different entertainment, locations, food, and themes each time: you’ll never be bored with Now or Never Parties. Sometimes it will be more formal dining, other times a more casual experience. Regardless of the party, it will be a night to remember and take advantage of.

In Provo UT. at 6 p.m. on the 13th of April 2012 our readers of our magazine, our fans, and our ticket holders are invited to a one of a kind of exclusive invitation only party. Our Now or Never party. There will be lots of Food, Fun, Gifts, Entertainment and more. Seats are very limited.

The public is invited – Non readers of the magazine, new fans, and current non ticket holders can go to our “Now and Never Party” page below to try to obtain tickets on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $50.00 plus fees. Good for (2) guests per ticket. Each guest receives a gift bag of up to a $40.00 value.

About the Now or Never Parties

It’s easy for so many of us talk about “One day, I will do….” or “Someday I’m going to….”. We believe in living and enjoying life and in doing it NOW. Chances are, if we don’t take advantage and do what our “Someday” items are NOW, they will NEVER come around. What are your “Somedays?” How bad do you really want to do them? Come party with us and we’ll help you define, realize,enjoy life, and for a lucky few guests, get some of those “Somedays” done. Our parties are hosted by Connect & Eatz Magazine! Go check it out on Facebook!

We give you intimate entertainment in smaller groups at your favorite local restaurants and venues. From music, to featured artists, and sometimes even comedy: we bring you the party you’ve been waiting for! A food enthusiast dream: a night to expand your palate and help shape the restaurant menu. Our guests have the opportunity to try new items and decide which ones your local restaurants should feature.

Keep a look-out on our wall and event page to see when the next parties are coming up and sign up here on our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/NowRNeverParty or on our website. http://www.connectandeatzfb.com

To learn even more about the various parties, sponsor and the magazine itself feel free to visit our new larger site opening this week, and our facebook page at the links below.

http://connectandeatzmag.com Our new up and coming magazine/sponsor web site. Also visit our Magazine Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/connectandeatzmag We are very passionate about living life as you will be able to see.



Rajasthan vacation- A reason to walk in soft sands

When you thinking about spending some quality time with your family it is very necessary to choose the family vacation package carefully.
You can get some of the best holiday package for your family in India which can take you on the lofty peaks of the North, hills covered with mist in the east, palm fringed beaches and exciting boat rides in the serene backwaters of the southern state of India Kerala and various colors and times past of the sandy desert area of western India offers wide range of choices. Making a choice of a destination for a family vacation is depends on realistic points like finances, the convenience of approach and also to which age each and every member of the family belongs.

Vacation package Rajasthan would be the best choice to visit with ascertains of exclusive cuisine while experience the beauty of forts, palaces, sand dunes and camel safari. You will be fascinated by the local females and males wearing the interesting cloths.

This package awaits you to take the 10 days tour to Rajasthan where you can experience the beauty of hills, buy the local things craving with the various types of arts, learn to know the culture of people, explore the grand wedding and see the various wild animals roaming around the national parks of Rajasthan.

It can be a very educational tour for your children and can learn about the history of the bygone era which is still found stored in the culture and monuments. The wonderful wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan like Ranthambore can also add some more fun for your children. Even though, you should to decide a vacation place after consulting with your family.

There are many people who have returned with lots of beautiful memory of Rajasthan trip, contact us so that you could be next to become an ambassador of Rajasthan. Take pleasure in your tour to Rajasthan.

Browse on http://www.india-rajasthantours.com/ for more details.

Contact: Subrato Mukherjee

Go Heritage India Journeys Pvt. Ltd.

403-404, Thapar House, N-161 Gulmohar Enclave,

Community Center, New Delhi – 110049, India

Tel : +91 11 49814981

Fax : +91 11 49814999

Email : info@heritageindiajourneys.com

Zevrix Releases Deliver Express 2.2: Adds Code-Based Delivery

Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver Express 2.2, a feature update to its automated solution to send and share files across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files automatically from watched hot folders and can run totally unattended. The software offers e-mail notifications, multi-destination delivery, file compression and more. The new version adds the ability to use a single hot folder for all destinations by including destination codes in file names.

Toronto (ON), Canada – March 31, 2012 — Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver Express 2.2, a feature update to its automated solution to send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files automatically from watched hot folders and supports various remote and local services. The software can run absolutely unattended and offers variable e-mail notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, automatic file compression and encryption, and much more.

The new version adds the ability to assign codes to delivery destinations and use a single hot folder for all destinations. It’s achieved by including the destination codes in file names. Files will be sent automatically from a special hot folder according to the codes, without the need to create a separate hot folder for each destination.

“What’s great about Deliver Express for organizations is the unattended nature of using a hot folder,” writes Jeffrey Mincey on Mac360.com. “It’s perfect for all kinds of file delivery. Sensitive documents, encrypted files, financial information, graphic files, photographs, large files and so on.”

Being used by such major ad agencies as BBDO, Publicis, MacLaren-McCann and Innocean, Deliver Express is ideal for companies and users that constantly send files to specific destinations. For example: ad agencies, photographers, audio/video studios, printers, etc. As a company-wide server solution, Deliver Express can run on a dedicated station processing files from network-based hot folders. Users only need to copy files to the hot folders, and they will be sent automatically with customizable e-mail confirmations issued upon delivery. The files can be easily retrieved through the link in notification e-mail.

Deliver Express offers the following key features:

-Automate both external and internal delivery tasks with hot folder processing
-Supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, AFP, SMB and local destinations
-Automatic e-mail notifications
-Submit files from both Mac and PC stations
-Automatic file compression
-Detailed delivery history

Pricing and Availability:
Deliver Express can be purchased from Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. The license prices are based on the maximum number of destinations and range from US$29.95 to $299.95. Trial is also available for download. Deliver Express is a Universal Binary and available for Mac OS X 10.5 and later.


About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

FPL Volunteers Help Restore Historic Three Chimneys Plantation in Ormond Beach

This event was just one in a series of activities conducted this week as part of FPL’s fourth annual Power to Care initiative. More than 900 volunteers, consisting of employees and their families, participated in 22 community volunteer projects throughout Florida, including the Three Chimneys project.

Juno Beach, FL (March 31, 2012) — As part of FPL’s “Power to Care Week,” today 35 FPL volunteers helped restore the trails on the beautiful Three Chimneys Sugar Mill plantation, giving visitors better access to four centuries of history in Ormond Beach.

Three Chimneys is the oldest British sugar plantation in the United States, encompassing several historical landmarks dating back to the 1700s. FPL volunteers built a pathway linking the plantation compound to Fagan Tree, a massive oak estimated to be well over a century old. Further plans for improvement of the Three Chimneys include creating a park to promote Florida’s history and multicultural heritage, which spans four centuries on this location.

“The age and wealth of the Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Plantation’s history makes the site a state treasure worthy of care and preservation, and also a natural focus for local FPL employees’ volunteerism during Power to Care Week,” said FPL External Affairs Manager for the area, Larry Volenac. “Our efforts to improve the site are an extension of an ongoing partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society to ensure we can all enjoy and learn from the Three Chimneys well into the future.”

This event was just one in a series of activities conducted this week as part of FPL’s fourth annual Power to Care initiative. More than 900 volunteers, consisting of employees and their families, participated in 22 community volunteer projects throughout Florida, including the Three Chimneys project. Throughout the week, volunteers across the state rolled up their sleeves to help clean beaches and restore dunes, landscape nonprofit facilities, spruce up parks, beautify gardens, and more.

“The Ormond Beach Historical Society is very honored that FPL is working with us to promote the Three Chimneys site and its associated landmarks as an educational resource for both residents of Florida and our visitors,” said Dr. Philip Shapiro, chairman of the Ormond Beach Historical Society preservation committee. “Without FPL’s assistance, the trail would not be safe or accessible to the public.”

Three Chimneys and Fagan Tree is open year-round to the public via guided tours sponsored by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. For more information about Three Chimneys visit http://www.ormondhistory.org.

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla. – based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit http://www.FPL.com.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
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AAA champions Geldof’s Africa investment message

Campaigner Bob Geldof took the opportunity of the annual Superreturn International conference in Berlin to spend an hour extolling the virtues of investing in Africa, in a move that has been welcomes by impact investing advocacy group, AAA.

Boston, MA, USA, March 31, 2012 — Campaigner Bob Geldof took the opportunity of the annual Superreturn International conference in Berlin to spend an hour extolling the virtues of investing in Africa, in a move that has been welcomes by impact investing advocacy group, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

AAA claims that Geldof’s speech roused interest in the opportunities that investing in Africa offers. He effectively massaged the egos of the private equity investor crowd with statements like: “You must go and kick the tyres. You are the guys who go where capital needs to go. Capital will only go where it is sent.”

He also spoke about the vast resources that Africa holds and how the investors should not be left behind, leaving the opportunity to others: “Do we leave this vast continent, with all the resources we will ever need, do we leave it to China? Eight miles from Europe, do we just leave it to them?”

Geldof is involved in his own Africa-focused investment vehicles, called 8 Mile, which has already attracted $200 million of investment.

AAA’s analysis partner Anthony Johnson said, “The timing of Geldof’ speech was perfect as impact investing and investing in environmentally and socially responsible schemes in the developing world is increasingly popular right now.”

He added, “The equity markets are still on very shaky ground and traditional investments are not looking as attractive as they once were.”

AAA supports investment in a number of ethical projects, Including the sustainable plantation schemes run by Greenwood Management and a number of other similar firms in Brazil, the US, Canada, Costa Rica and other high-forested regions.

Mr Johnson said, “Investing in timber is a popular option at the moment as demand is set to continue to grow off the back of economic growth in China and India. Demand for raw materials like Timber is set to exceed supply soon enough, which will drive prices skyward.”

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

Media Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

Security Benefit Corporation Launches New, Redesigned Website

Major Update for Securitybenefit.com Promises Fresh Look, Easier Navigation

Topeka, Kansas, March 30, 2012 – Security Benefit Corporation, a Guggenheim Partners Company, today announced the launch of its upgraded and redesigned www.securitybenefit.com website.

“Today’s business world requires access to instantaneous information with clear and compelling Web navigational tools,” said Dave Clauson, 2nd Vice President, Marketing Communications, Security Benefit Life Insurance Company. “Our new website features a cutting-edge design with intuitive navigation and clear paths so financial advisors, consumers, and employers can get the information they need when they need it.”

Clauson said that whether it’s an individual looking for account information or exploring career opportunities, or it’s a financial advisor managing or building a book of business, the company’s new website provides unparalleled ease to access information.

“Beginning today, our online visitors will enjoy a much more vibrant Web experience, one that engages them with bold new colors, full-page graphics, and a clean, uncluttered design,” said Michel’ Cole, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Security Benefit Corporation. “Our new Web features exemplify our commitment to helping investors reach their retirement goals.”

Security Benefit’s new Web design is consistent with the firm’s vision to be America’s thought-leading retirement savings and income company, positioning the firm as a leading provider of savings and income solutions for America’s pre- and post-retirees. Security Benefit targets multiple wealth segments and channels of distribution through an independent merit-based distribution structure.

“Security Benefit’s website provides all the in-depth information and access necessary to quickly and effectively educate the visitor on all aspects of the company’s financial products and services,” said David Harrelson, Acquity Group, who helped in the website redesign. “The website has a sophisticated new look and feel that appeals to multiple audiences and provides a cohesive architecture and framework for telling a compelling Security Benefit story.”

The site will retain existing account and reporting functionality. The Group Trading Platform and www.securitybenefit.com will not change and the same URL may be used for all sites. Financial representatives and clients retain their existing account information, passwords, and user IDs to access the site.

For more information, please contact:
Michel’ Cole, Security Benefit Corporation
(785) 438-3396

Laura Parsons, CSG-PR

About Security Benefit Corporation
Founded in 1892, Security Benefit Corporation, a Guggenheim Partners Company, is a leading provider of savings and income solutions for America’s pre-and post-retirees. Security Benefit Corporation targets multiple wealth segments and channels of distribution through an independent, merit-based distribution structure. By leveraging Guggenheim’s superior general account management capabilities into highly competitive products, Security Benefit Corporation focuses on the retirement savings market providing a full range of services to independent distributors including broker/dealers, IMOs and other financial service providers. Security Benefit is indirectly controlled by Guggenheim Partners, LLC. To learn more about Security Benefit, visit www.securitybenefit.com.

About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $125 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in 10 countries. For more information, please visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.

Services are offered through Security Distributors, Inc., a subsidiary of Security Benefit Corporation (Security Benefit).

Laura Parsons
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

AAA welcomes New on Institutional investors’ interest in Alternatives

Figures suggest that over a quarter of all searches carried out by institutional investors, relating to new mandates, are expected to be looking for alternative investments.

Boston, MA, March 30, 2012 – According to new figures from a survey carried out by eVestment Alliance in the US, over a quarter of all searches carried out by institutional investors, relating to new mandates, are expected to be looking for alternative investments. The news has been welcomed by alternative investment advocacy group, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), which supports many forms of alternative investments.

eVestment’s Casey Quirk spoke to some 30 investment consultants between December 2011 and January 2012 and found that those surveyed predicted that the alternative sector will be the most popular search category for institutional investors.

“This news is very welcome from our perspective as it illustrates the fact that alternatives are becoming increasingly attractive to institutional investors, as well as individuals, as a way to diversify the risk in a portfolio,” stated AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

The survey found that consultants expect alternative managers to be the subject of more than a quarter of searches carried out by institutional investors looking for new investments. The next two most frequently expected searches were domestic an international equities, which are expected to attract 19 per cent and 14 per cent of searches respectively.

AAA claims that the results show that the popularity of alternative asset classes, such as real estate, hedge funds and private equity, is continuing to grow as a result of the volatile equity markets. “Alternatives, such as hedge funds and real estate, as well as more left field alternatives, such as art, antiques, gold, forestry and even wine, are proving to be much more popular as here is evidence to show they are often outperforming equities in the current economic climate.”

AAA supports a range of alternative and ethical investments and concentrates much of its focus on environmentally responsible sustainable forestry investment, such as the plantation projects run by firms like Greenwood Management in Brazil ,Canada and elsewhere.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320