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  HedgeWorld West 2013


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7:00 a.m.   Registration & Breakfast Opens

7:00 a.m.   ExecConnect Meetings Commence

8:00 a.m.   Welcome Remarks

8:15 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 1: Timothy C. Draper

The Disintermediation of the Venture Capital Business, and Other Technological Changes

Timothy C. Draper, Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

8:50 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 2: John D. Skjervem

John D. Skjervem, Chief Investment Officer, Oregon State Treasury

9:25 a.m.   Plenary Keynote Panel: Why Alternatives Now?

Alex Navab, Member & Co-Head of Americas Private Equity, KKR
Bob Grady, Chairman, New Jersey State Investment Council, Managing Director, Cheyenne Capital Fund
Vinay Nair, Managing Partner & CEO, Ada Investments
Mark Suster, Partner, Upfront Ventures

Chris Clair, Managing Editor, HedgeWorld
Steve Gelsi, Senior Editor, Buyouts

10:00 a.m.   Networking Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.   Hedgeworld West: Panel 1: Trends in Allocating To Hedge Funds

Hedge fund allocators sound off about what they really want from hedge fund managers, from track records to business plans.

Vincent Calcagno, Principal-in-Charge, Rothstein Kass

Robert Smith, Managing Director, Focus Point Capital
Joe Wade, CIO, Meritage Capital
Mark Guinney, Managing Partner, The Presidio Group
Jack Salzman, Chairman - Endowment & Pension Committee, Pace University

11:15 a.m.   HedgeWorld West: Panel 2: Presentation On Credit Risk Modeling by Starmine

“Innovations in Credit Risk Modeling”

George Bonne, Director, Quantitative Research, Thomson Reuters

12:00 p.m.   Hedgeworld West: Keynote 1 - Ralph Whitworth

Board Dynamics and Shareholder Activism

Ralph Whitworth, Founder, Principal, Relational Investors

12:30 p.m.   Plenary Lunch

2:00 p.m.   Partner Conferences resume

2:00 p.m.   Hedgeworld West Panel 3: Technology & Trading

From the cloud to algorithms to machine readable news – an examination of the good and the bad of technological advances in hedge fund trading.

Diane Schrader, Partner, Lionfish Capital

Wayne Himelsein, CIO, Logica Funds
Todd Hurlbut, CIO, Incline Investment Management
Joe Peta, Managing Director, Novus Partners
Stephen Massocca, Managing Director, Wedbush Equity Management

2:30 p.m.   Hedgeworld West: Panel 4: Manager Due Diligence

Investors have a frank discussion about what they want to see when researching a manager, and how best to get it.

Chris Ainsworth, Managing Director, U.S. Trust

Jeff Willardson, Portfolio Manager, PAAMCO
Sean Bill, Investment Program Manager, Santa Clara County Transportation Authority
Matt Stepan, Principal, Comprehensive Financial Management

3:00 p.m.   Hedgeworld West: Panel 5: SEC Regulation Update

What's going on with the JOBS Act? Will hedge funds ever really "advertise?" How about "tweet?" How do new rules out of Washington affect how hedge funds can market themselves?

Jay Gould, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Randall Lee, Partner, Wilmer Hale
Matthew O'Toole , U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, San Francisco Regional Office, U.S. SEC Office of Regulation
Bill Mulligan, Managing Partner, CEO, Cordium US

3:30 p.m.   Networking Coffee Break

4:00 p.m.   Hedgeworld West: Panel 6: The Future Of Hedge Funds Of Funds

Every year someone predicts the death of funds of funds. Their fees are too high, they don't have access to the best funds. And yet, they're still here. We explore why.

Rachel Minard, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Minard Capital

Christian Lena, Vice President, Alpha Titans
Matthew Stadtmauer, President, PineGrove Asset Mgmt
Keith Pagan, CEO & CIO, Belvedere Asset Mgmt
Christopher Knight, Managing Principal, Voyager Management

4:30 p.m.   Hedgeworld West: Panel 7: The Latest On Liquid Alternative Products

A breakdown of hedged mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and managed futures all of which are designed to appeal to investors who want hedge fund-like performance in a more liquid form.

Lisa Hinds, VP, Business Development, Schultze Asset Management

Jeffrey Pavlik, Founder, Pavlik Capital Management
Brian Hargreaves, Vice President, Alternative Investments & Manager Research, Curian Capital Management
Jim Dilworth, Managing Partner, Simple Alternatives
Matthew Kerfoot, Partner, Dechert

5:00 p.m.   Hedgeworld West: Keynote 2: Vinay Nair

Changing Times: Investing in Emerging Markets

Vinay Nair, Managing Partner & CEO, Ada Investments

5:30 p.m.   Networking Reception

7:00 p.m.   Day 2 Concludes

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