Katie Hall, CEO & CIO, Hall Capital Partners†
Eric Upin, Managing Partner, Makena Capital Management
Anne-Marie Fink,, Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Rhode Island Marina Mavrakis, Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, High Yield & Distressed Investments, TIAA-CREF
Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
9:30 a.m.Manager Outlook
Top hedge fund managers discuss their market and economic views and their best ideas for making money in the coming year.
How have recent events and legislation influenced the practice of compliance by hedge funds? How can investors evaluate a hedge fundís compliance practices, particularly in light of recent insider trading cases? Seasoned practitioners in the compliance field will offer their insights and guidance.
Do smaller hedge funds really offer stronger performance numbers than their bigger brethren, as numerous studies have suggested? Do larger hedge funds provide opportunities that smaller funds canít match, particularly for large institutional investors that have more capital to deploy? Hear hedge fund managers and investors debate this issue.
Panelists: Rachel Minard, Founder & CEO, Minard Capital Tony Acquadro, Vice President Institutional Markets, BTS Asset Management Mark Whitsitt, Vice President, Portfolio Manager/Hedge Fund Investments, Hartford Investment Management Co.
11:00 a.m.Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.The Distressed Cycle
Funds that invest in distressed debt and equity have been strong performers recently. But with the core premise of their strategies based around distressed cycles, can they continue to perform well in the near future? Where is the distressed cycle heading, and how will distressed managers play it?
Moderator: Daniel Zwirn, Managing Member, Zwirn Family Interests
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