Global Real Assets Investment Forum

Feb 25th - Feb 26th 2020
Four Seasons Hotel

Searching the Globe: Seeking the Best Opportunities and Investments in Every Geography and Sector

Investments in real assets have continued to increase over the past few year and the trend is predicted to continue as investors look to diversify their portfolios as inflation heats up and markets continue to be volatile. With trade wars and the 2020 US elections, this could be the best time to look at the potential for real assets investments outside the US. But investors are looking for returns with minimal risks.

We hope you will be able to join us to explore these and more issues at our Global Real Assets Investment Forum on February 25-26, 2020 in Austin, TX.

We are currently working to provide you an agenda filled with the latest and most relevant topics. Meanwhile, please find below last year's agenda.

2019 Agenda

Advisory Board

J. Tyler Blickhan, Senior Investment Analyst, Ascension Investment Management

David Perl, Director of Infrastructure and Timberland, AIMCO

Lincoln Webb, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure & Renewable Resource Capital, BcIMC

Alistair Thistlethwaite, Investment Associate, California Institute of Technology

Harris Sibunruang, Director of Investments, Colby College

Catherine B. Ulozas, Chief Investment Officer, Drexel University

Terrance Davis, Portfolio Manager, Florida State Board of Administration

Colin Butterfield, Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources, Harvard Management Company

Caixia Ziegler, Managing Director, Real Assets, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Jennifer Tom, Senior Asset Manager, Kamehameha Schools

Thomas M. Crescioli, Portfolio Manager, Commodities, Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company

Edward Mikolay, Director of Private Markets, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan

Aaron Armstrong, Portfolio Manager, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board

Kevin Higgins, Portfolio Manager - Alternative Investments, State of New Jersey Division of Investments

Maurice Coleman, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana

Eddie Schultz, Portfolio Manager, Real Assets, Texas Municipal Retirement System

John Ritter, Managing Director, University of California Endowment

Zackery McGuire, Director of Investments, University of Georgia Foundation

John J. Graves, Assistant Senior Investment Officer - Tangible Assets, Washington State Investment Board


The topics, as suggested by our Advisory Board, under consideration for the 2020 agenda include:

  • How can you shift your real assets portfolio to being more defensive?
  • The geographies and sectors to explore for emerging opportunities in real assets investing
  • If inflation were to stir, which real assets will get hurt the worst?
  • Are real assets investors just yield players?
  • Is the PE energy model challenged?
  • Uncovering dislocated opportunities in real assets
  • What do public markets real asset strategies offer anymore?
  • The growing reputational risks associated with some real assets investing
  • Royalties, the new frontier of real assets
  • Public v. private real estate: Where are the opportunities?
  • Is Latin America the investment alternative to Asia?
  • What’s version 2.0 for agriculture?
  • Are technology and disruption blurring the lines between sectors and regions?
  • Finding returns in metals & mining

Registration is limited to senior investment executives from the real asset investment space. There is no fee to attend. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Randy Klein at



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