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7:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:15 a.m. Plenary Keynote 1: Timothy C. Draper
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 3:
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.
10:30 a.m. ExecConnect Meetings Commence
11:15 a.m. Hedgeworld West: Panel 2: Complex Financial Instruments
Are hedge fund managers getting too clever in the search for alpha? A look at whether managers are really adding value through skill, or just exploiting new and ever more exotic instruments in the short-term.
12:00 p.m. Hedgeworld West: Keynote 1
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
5:00 p.m. Hedgeworld West: Keynote 2
5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. Day 2 Concludes