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For more information on speaking opportunities at PartnerConnect 2013 contact Mark Cecil:
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Matthew Kerfoot   |  Christopher Knight

Matthew Kerfoot, Partner, Dechert

Matthew K. Kerfoot is a nationally recognized authority in the alternative investment management industry. Mr. Kerfoot advises many of the world’s largest asset managers on the structuring and development of their alternative mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and hedge funds. Mr. Kerfoot has particular expertise in providing tailored solutions to commodities and derivatives-focused mutual funds and ETFs that seek to use managed futures, complex derivatives and other alternative and multi-asset strategies within 1940 Act-registered investment vehicles.

Mr. Kerfoot is often cited as an authority on alternative investment strategies and commodities and derivatives matters in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and various other financial publications. Mr. Kerfoot routinely speaks on commodities and derivatives topics around the world, including at industry conferences in Paris, London, Frankfurt and other financial centers.

Mr. Kerfoot has written articles on derivatives and securities law matters for publications such as Derivatives Week and Futures and Derivatives Law Report. He has also spoken at ISDA, Risk Magazine, and Structured Product Association conferences.

Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Kerfoot was a senior banker at HSBC plc, where he led the exchange-traded product team, and launched on the NYSE one of the first long/short commodity exchange-traded notes. At HSBC, Mr. Kerfoot also advised many of the largest U.S., European and Asian hedge fund managers in developing innovative derivatives-based solutions for their financing, liquidity and risk management needs.

Before moving to the business-side, Mr. Kerfoot worked as an internal lawyer at Credit Suisse in its Legal and Compliance Division and for several years at a leading law firm in its Asset Management and Derivatives groups.

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Christopher Knight, Managing Principal, Voyager Management

Chris Knight is a co-founder and co-managing member of Voyager Management L.L.C. which has been managing funds of hedge funds with an emphasis on long/short equity and emerging managers since its inception in 1997. Overall, his experience investing in hedge funds and other alternative investments spans a period of more than 35 years. Prior to forming Voyager, he was the co-portfolio manager of G-K Associates, a multi-manager limited partnership established for a family office. Before G-K Associates, Mr. Knight was the President of The Knight Company, an entertainment finance company. Mr. Knight’s career also includes employment as a business analyst for the Disney Company. Mr. Knight is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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