Sameer Jain

Sameer
Jain
Chief Economist and Managing Director,
American Realty Capital

Sameer Jain serves as Chief Economist and Managing Director of American Realty Capital, an investment services firm expressly focused on the alternative investment industry. Mr. Jain’s executive management and multifaceted responsibilities at American Realty Capital, include risk management, firm strategy, and direction development, as well as the analysis and evaluation of alternative investments. He has 18 years of industry experience during which his responsibilities have included formulating investment strategy, developing risk management practices and asset allocation models, creating thought leadership, and assessing and engaging real estate, private equity, and hedge fund managers. Prior to joining American RealtyCapital Mr. Jain headed Investment Content & Strategy at UBS Alternative Investments, where he was also responsible for all illiquid investing across the platform. Prior to UBS, Mr. Jain served at Citi Capital Advisors Alternative Investments and SunGard System Access. He has written a number of academic and practitioner articles on alternative investments, many of which are available in the public domain at ssrn.com. Mr. Jain is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

Articles
An Introduction to Alternative Investments
VIEWPOINTS: Sameer Jain, Chief Economist and Managing Director, American Realty Capital; The alternative investments universe generally consists of investments outside of publicly traded real estate, equity and debt.
Alternative Investments: Energy
VIEWPOINTS: Sameer Jain, Chief Economist and Managing Director, American Realty Capital; Investments in energy, particularly oil and gas investments, can serve as a vital component of a durable income strategy, and thus warrant a dedicated allocation within a diversified investment portfolio.
Alternative Investments Building Blocks: Illiquid Assets
VIEWPOINTS: Sameer Jain, Chief Economist and Managing Director, American Realty Capital; Alternative asset classes have varying degrees of tradability and structural liquidity. As individual investors increase their portfolio allocations to alternative investments, their portfolios often accumulate infrequently traded assets such as private real estate
The Case for a Durable Income
VIEWPOINTS: Sameer Jain, Chief Economist and Managing Director, American Realty Capital; Many investors are drawn to fixed income because it provides steady income, and has the ability to diversify portfolio risk.
The Case For Investing in Non-Traded REITs

VIEWPOINTS: Sameer Jain, Chief Economist and Managing Director, American Realty Capital; Non-traded REITs (NTR), like their publicly traded counterparts, make investments in income-producing commercial real estate.

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