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7:00 a.m.   Registration Opens & Breakfast is Served

8:00 a.m.   Plenary Panel: Building an Enduring Business: New Ideas, New Technologies, New Frontiers

Moderator:
Rachel Minard, Founder and CEO, Minard Capital LLC

Panelists:
Peter Algert, Founder and CIO, Algert Global
Adrian Fairbourn, Managing Partner, Exception Capital
Nancy Davis, Founder & CIO, Quadratic Capital

8:35 a.m.   Plenary Keynote: R. Kipp deVeer

Keynotes:
R. Kipp deVeer, CEO, Ares Capital

9:00 a.m.   Plenary Keynote: Peter Thiel

Moderator:
Lawrence Aragon, Digital Editor, Deal Publications Group, Reuters News

Keynotes:
Peter Thiel, Founder, Mithril Capital Management; Clarium Capital Management

9:30 a.m.   Networking Coffee Break

10:00 a.m.   Panel 1: How to Mitigate Reputational Risk In Hiring Hedge Fund Managers Today

Moderator:
Rachel Minard, Founder and CEO, Minard Capital LLC

Panelists:
Judy Posnikoff, Managing Partner, PAAMCO
Caroline Lovelace, Managing Partner, Pine Street Alternative Management

10:30 a.m.   Keynote 1: Andrew Rabinowitz

Moderator:
Chris Clair, Managing Editor, Reuters HedgeWorld

Keynotes:
Andrew Rabinowitz , COO, Marathon Asset Management

11:00 a.m.   Panel 2: The Endowment View: Where Do Hedge Funds Fit in the Portfolio?

Moderator:
Jon Mandle, Investment Committee Member, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Panelists:
Jol Manilay, Chief Investment Officer, The University of The Pacific
Scott Perry, Partner, NEPC
Tim Ng, Chief Investment Officer, Clearbrook Global Advisors

11:30 a.m.   Networking Coffee Break

11:50 a.m.   Panel 3: What's Hot, What's Not: Allocators Discuss Top Investment Themes

Moderator:
Kim Tomsen, Partner, Tomsen Riley LLP

Panelists:
Cleo Chang, Chief Investment Officer, Wilshire Funds Management
Brian Igoe, CIO, Rainin Group
Mark Guinney, Managing Partner, The Presidio Group

12:20 p.m.   InfoVest21 Annual Consultant Survey

Moderator:
Lois Peltz, President, Infovest21

12:35 p.m.   Keynote 2: Girard Miller

Keynotes:
Girard Miller , Chief Investment Officer, Orange County Employees Retirement Assoc

1:05 p.m.   Networking Lunch

2:30 p.m.   Panel 4: How to Get a Mandate

Moderator:
Christian Lena, Vice President, Alpha Titans

Panelists:
Suzanne Currie, Partner, Baker Currie Global LLC
Don Steinbrugge, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners
Joan Trant, Director of Marketing & Impact, TriLinc Global

3:00 p.m.   Panel 5: Family Office Views on Finding Under-The-Radar Managers

Moderator:
Vincent Calcagno, Audit Partner, KPMG

Panelists:
Heinz Blennemann, Principal, Blennemann Family Investments
Joel Citron, Managing Director, CEO, TAH
Brad Miller, President, Peninsula Family Office
Greg Kushner, Founder, President, Lido Advisors

3:30 p.m.   Networking Coffee Break

3:50 p.m.   Keynote 3: Evolution Revolution of the Hedge Fund Industry: The New Business of Hedge Funds

Keynotes:
Jeff Arsenault, Founder & CIO, Old Greenwich Capital Partners

4:20 p.m.   Panel 6: Is There A Future for Funds of Funds?

Moderator:
Gary Shugrue, Senior Portfolio Managers--ACP Funds, Barlow Partners

Panelists:
Sean Bill, Investment Program Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Ray Gustin, Managing Director, Drake Capital Advisors
James McKee, Senior Vice President, Callan Associates
Putri Pascualy, Managing Director, PAAMCO

5:00 p.m.   Plenary Keynote: Steve Young: QB to MD: Lessons from the Locker Room and the Board Room

Keynotes:
Steve Young, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, HGGC

5:30 p.m.   Networking Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m.   End of Day Two








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