Independent Research Specialist

Sona Blessing is an independent research specialist and the author of “Alternative Alternatives: Risk, Returns and Investment Strategy” – Wiley Finance, Feb. 2011. She is also a contributing author, in German, on real assets for “Alternative Investments: Analyse und Due Diligence” – NZZ Libro Dec. 2013; and a previewer of CAIA text book chapters on real assets.

She currently moderates Insights, finance, and intelligence podcasts; and is invited to participate on and moderate panels. In a voluntary capacity, she also serves as a Director on the London Board, 100 Women in Finance.

Prior to, Sona has moderated Opalesque Radio, as her on start-up venture on the platform.

She also held the position of Opalesque’s Director of Research and is accredited with solely conceiving, launching and authoring A SQUARE (Alternative Alternatives) as the research portal.

Sona has been a guest lecturer on ‘Alternative Alternatives’ at the Zurich School of Management and Law and also gained experience at Swiss banks in the roles of a hedge fund research strategist and a global market strategist. She has extensive experience in business journalism in India, Indonesia, U.K, Taiwan, and Switzerland.

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