Our West Coast program historically focused on emerging markets and macroeconomic themes, but this year we are excited to go further and delve deeper.
Of special consideration will be hedge fund seeding, private equity, mainstreaming alternatives, the growth of the family office, and more. The agenda and content is developed in partnership with leading industry professionals who represent the best of the global investment community.
With cutting-edge content and fresh perspectives from a Who's Who in the hedge fund space, we anticipate another top class conference experience for our stakeholders, with the strongest asset allocator-to-fund manager ratios the event has seen to date.
Past Speakers Include:
Jason Huemer, President, VISIUM ASSET MANAGEMENT
John Burbank, CIO, PASSPORT CAPITAL
Donald Pierce, CIO, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
Jay Caauwe, Managing Director, CBOE FUTURES EXCHANGE
Philip Weingord, Chief Executive Officer, SEER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
Kurt Billick, Chief Investment Officer, BOCAGE CAPITAL, LLC
Michael Gaviser, Managing Director, KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO., LP
J. Kyle Bass, Managing Partner, HAYMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
Mark Anson, Chief Investment Officer, ACADIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Eric Alt, Managing Director, CO-CIO, HALL CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC
Mark Okada, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
Joseph Brusuelas, Senior Economist, BLOOMBERG, L.P.
Ronnie Jaber, Principal and Portfolio Manager , CARLYLE GROUP
Kristin Bentz, Executive Director, PMG VENTURE GROUP
Wed, 04/02/2015 - 15:08
Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »
Thu, 19/02/2015 - 19:04
Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »
Tue, 10/02/2015 - 14:49
Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook. ... »
Fri, 30/01/2015 - 11:12
55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »
Tue, 20/01/2015 - 13:26
977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising: ... »