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For more information on speaking opportunities at PartnerConnect 2014 contact:
Mark Cecil | Tel: +1-617-856-1871 | Email: mark.cecil@thomsonreuters.com

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David Gaffen   |  Diane Garnick   |  Peter Gerlings   |  Caroline Gillespie   |  Alexis Graham   |  Shreyas Gupta

David Gaffen, Editor in Charge, Thomson Reuters

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Diane Garnick, Clear Alternatives LLC, CEO

Ms. Garnick is a Founder and CEO of Clear Alternatives, a woman owned and operated asset management firm, focused on applying Behavioral Finance and the Cognitive Sciences to the investment process.

At Clear Alternatives, Ms. Garnick, along with her team, play an integral role in the development, trading and management of the firms flagship fund, Behavioral Beta.

Diane serves on the Board of the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute and the Investment Committee of CHRISTUS Health.

Diane has authored hundreds of reports that focus on portfolio construction, volatility, corporate actions, equity indices, exchange traded funds (“ETFs”), futures, options, accounting and taxation. Garnick’s writing style has been described as “translating math into English” by Pensions & Investments. She brings complex investment theories into the reach of many decision makers. Her tireless efforts have helped improve the risk-­‐return profile of thousands of pension plans.

Diane spent her career focused on pensions, foundations and endowments in a variety of roles. She began her career as an Equity Derivative Strategist at Merrill Lynch where she spearheaded the firm’s global pension initiative and provided valuable insight to plans considering various investment strategies. She moved on to become the Global Investment Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, where she focused on developing their enhanced, ETF, and fiduciary businesses. More recently Diane was the Investment Strategist at Invesco, one of the world's largest asset management firms.

Ms. Garnick holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Peter Gerlings, Senior Partner , Segal Rogers Casey

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Caroline Gillespie, Managing Director, Marketable Alternatives, Commonfund

Caroline Gillespie shares responsibility for portfolio analysis, manager identification, due diligence, and investment monitoring. Prior to joining Commonfund in 2005, Caroline served as a Partner and Principal for Contego Capital Management, LLC, specializing in customized funds of hedge funds. She was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring hedge fund managers across a full range of strategies. Prior to joining Contego, Caroline was a Senior Vice President for Oppenheimer and Co. where she co-managed their funds of hedge funds program and monitored Oppenheimer’s private equity fund. Caroline began her career at Montrose Advisors, a boutique financial advisor specializing in managing customized funds of hedge funds and private equity portfolios. Caroline received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. and M.Phil. from Columbia University of New York.

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Alexis Graham, Founder, Accelerate Product Partners

Alexis Graham has 20 years of experience working in the alternative fund industry having co-founded Acceleration Capital Group, (“ACG”) in March of 2008 and Accelerate Product Partners, (“APP”) in January 2014. The Accelerate Product is a SaaS business, platform and tool that leverages rich video to “clipify” all due diligence areas such as the investment process, philosophy, risk management, etc.

Mr. Graham’s experience includes capital raising for hedge funds with Arcadia Securities, LLC, an introducing broker-dealer owned and operated by a family office, starting a multi manager managed account hedge fund (ACG Multi Series), producing proprietary research on hedge fund seeding (ACG Seeder Demand) and producing multiple industry events (New York, San Francisco, Dallas). In addition his experience includes building the hedge fund information company HedgeWorld.com, where he served as Managing Director of Sales and worked as part of the team responsible for HedgeWorld Markets, a hedge fund capital raising platform. He also held positions at Optima Fund Management, a New York-based fund of hedge funds, and Gruss & Co. as a merger arbitrage analyst. Mr. Graham graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts. He earned his MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Mr. Graham holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

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Shreyas Gupta, Partner & Senior Managing Director, Sandell Asset Management


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