HedgeWorld East 2013
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| Mark Whitsitt
| Michael Wilkerson
| Robert Wolf
| William Woolverton
Inna White, Founder & CIO, Althea Group
Inna R. White is the founder and chief investment officer of Althea Group, a fund of hedge funds dedicated to fixed income strategies. Althea invests in mid-size hedge fund managers within corporate and sovereign credit, fixed income arbitrage and global macro strategies (mainly non-equity based). Prior to founding Althea Group, Ms. White was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers in the Alternative Portfolio Solutions (“APS”) Group focusing on structured hedge funds and fund of funds linked products. She started and built the APS Group for Lehman Brothers North America. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Ms. White spent 9 years at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust in a variety of structured derivatives roles. She is a member of the CFA Institute, NYSSA, the NASP-NY Legislative Committee, the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Philanthropy Committee, and the Board of Directors of Wingspan Arts. Ms. White received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the Stern School of Business.
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Mark Whitsitt, Vice President, Portfolio Manager/Hedge Fund Investments, Hartford Investment Management Co.
Mark Whitsitt is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager in the Hedge
Fund Group at Hartford Investment Management Company, where he is
responsible for hedge fund investments on behalf of affiliate insurance
accounts and The Hartford's defined benefit plan. He earned his BA in
Accounting from Gordon College. He is a CFA charterholder and member of
the Hartford CFA Society.
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Michael Wilkerson, Founder & Managing Partner, Ancêtre Group
Michael Wilkerson is Founder and Managing Partner of Ancêtre Group, a merchant-banking firm focused on private equity investment and financial advisory services. Ancêtre Group invests as principal and on behalf of third-parties, and provides advice to shareholders, management teams and boards on a variety of financial and strategic matters including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital policy and valuation. Principal investing activities are currently focused on emerging markets, including a sub-Saharan African buyout fund.
Previously, Mr. Wilkerson served as Co-Head of the Global Consumer, Food & Retail Group and as Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Lazard Frères & Co., one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms. Mr. Wilkerson was also Managing Director in the Financial Institutions M&A Group at Citigroup.
Mr. Wilkerson has advised on some of the largest and most defining transactions in history, including InBev’s unsolicited $62bn cross-border acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, the largest-ever all-cash transaction and acquisition debt financing, the U.S. Treasury led restructuring of Fannie Mae ($800bn balance sheet), and the successful defense of NYSE Euronext against the hostile $11.3bn joint bid from NASDAQ OMX and Intercontinental Exchange.
Mr. Wilkerson was named as one of the "40 under 40" in investment banking and private equity by Dealmaker magazine. Mr. Wilkerson serves as Chairman of the Board of charity: water (charitywater.org), which has funded over 8,000 water projects in 20 countries globally to help over 3.2 million people get access to clean drinking water. Mr. Wilkerson previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Geneva School of Manhattan, and was a Corporate Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Wilkerson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a M.A. from Yale University and a B.S. summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University.
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Robert Wolf, Founder & CEO, 32 Advisors
Robert Wolf is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 32
Advisors, LLC, a consulting and advisory firm and host of weekly
webcast "Impact Players" on the Reuters Channel on YouTube
TV. Prior to forming 32 Advisors Mr. Wolf spent 18 years at UBS,
a global financial services firm. There he held several senior
positions including Global Head of Fixed Income, Group Regional
CEO and Chairman, and President and Chief Operating Officer
of the Investment Bank. He joined UBS in 1994 after spending
approximately 10 years at Salomon Brothers in Fixed Income
Sales and Trading.
In addition to his role at 32 Advisors, Mr. Wolf is a member of
President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. From
2009-2011 he was a member of the President's Economic
Recovery Advisory Board chaired by former Federal Reserve
Chair Paul Volcker. He serves on the Undergraduate Executive
Board of the Wharton School and on the Athletics Board of
Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wolf also serves
on the boards of a number of non-profit institutions including the
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Social Justice & Human Rights,
the Partnership for NYC, the Children's Aid Society and the
Leadership Council for the Multiple Myeloma Research
Foundation. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign
Relations and the Committee Encouraging Corporate
Mr. Wolf graduated from the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 1984. He is married
with 2 children and currently resides in Purchase, New York.
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William Woolverton, Senior Managing Director & General Counsel, Gottex Fund Management
William H. Woolverton is Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee of the Gottex Fund Management Group. He has extensive experience as a senior legal, regulatory and compliance executive in the investment management industry. Prior to joining Gottex, Woolverton was a member of the Financial Services Group of Dechert LLP. From 1988 until 2004, he was Managing Director and General Counsel of Putnam Investments, where he was a member of the Partners and Executive Committees. Prior to joining Putnam, Woolverton was Senior Counsel of Alliance Capital Management Corporation and an attorney at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells. Mr. Woolverton is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended King’s College, Cambridge University, as a Keasbey Scholar, where he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees. Mr. Woolverton earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Earlier in his career, Mr. Woolverton was a staff member of the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate.
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