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Alex McNab

Alex McNab is chief investment officer of Blue Sky Alternative Investments and has been with the group since 2009. In this capacity, he sits on the investment committee in each of Blue Sky's investing businesses (private equity and venture capital, private real estate, real assets and hedge funds), and works with the investment managers in each of these businesses evaluating the risk and return of potential investments and managing the investment process. He is also portfolio manager for the Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund.

Blue Sky Alternative Investments

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited (Blue Sky) is a listed alternative asset manager with more than $2 billion in assets under management. Headquartered in Brisbane, Blue Sky has offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and New York and a team of over 80 investment professionals and support staff. Since inception, Blue Sky has built a strong investment track record across private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, private real estate, and real assets such as water and water infrastructure.

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Lesson types: Think like an investor

The power of compounding

Alex McNab - 04/05/2016

It's crucial investors understand their objectives as these will inform how their portfolios are constructed. It also informs how much risk someone can take and what sort of assets they should consider.

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Lesson types: Understanding investment philosophy

Alternatives: no longer just for alternative thinkers

Alex McNab - 20/05/2016

Fund Manager Alex McNab pitches the alternative investment philosophy of Blue Sky to the Guardians. Alex highlights the opportunities that come with investing in private markets and how the company achieves success by investing like an entrepreneur.

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Lesson types: Understanding investment philosophy

Understanding alternatives investing

Alex McNab - 06/06/2016

Alternatives are increasingly becoming an important asset class for many investors as they look to strategically allocate a portion of their portfolio to achieve diversification.

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Lesson types: Understanding investment philosophy

How the Blue Sky Alternatives team think about investing

Alex McNab - 06/06/2016

A layered approach to investment decision making helps the Blue Sky team to ensure the best opportunities are accessed.

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