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

8:00 a.m.   Welcome Remarks

8:15 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 1:Alan Patricof

Alan Patricof, Founder, Managing Director, Greycroft LLC

Moderator: Lawrence Aragon, Digital Editor, Reuters Deals Group

8:50 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 2: Bruce Richards

Bruce Richards, Co-Managing Partner & CEO, Marathon Asset Management

Moderator: Lauren Young, Money Editor, Thomson Reuters  

9:25 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 3: David Rubenstein

David Rubenstein, Co-CEO, Co-Founder, The Carlyle Group

Moderator: Jeffrey Goldfarb, U.S. Editor, Breakingviews

10:00 a.m.   Networking Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.   Panel 1: Allocators' View: The Hottest Fund Strategies Right Now Are…

Hedge fund investors discuss what they're looking for in terms of hedge fund styles and size, and what managers can do to catch their eyes.

Moderator:
Lauren Young, Money Editor, Thomson Reuters

Panelists:
Jean Francois Collard, Head of Research & Risk Manager, Pulse Capital Partners
Brian Igoe, CIO, The Rainin Group
Tom Lenehan, Deputy CIO, Rockefeller University
Chris Acito, CIO, Gapstow Capital Partners

10:30 a.m.   HWE Manager Showcase 1

HedgeWorld’s Manager Showcase enables hedge fund managers to give a presentation to a room of allocators to discuss their strategy and track record. Split across 3 separate rooms, each manager speaks on stage by themselves, and gets approximately 10 minutes for their presentation.

Presenters:
Shreyas Gupta, Partner & Senior Managing Director, Sandell Asset Management
Scott Billings, Portfolio Manager, Billings Capital Management
Joseph DeMatteo, CEO, JDM Capital

11:00 a.m.   Panel 2: The Latest Trends And Tools In Measuring Hedge Fund Performance

What metrics and benchmarks do hedge fund allocators look at to determine whether a hedge fund manager is really adding value or just riding the market?

Moderator:
Chris Clair, Managing Editor, Reuters HedgeWorld

Panelists:
Irina Tanenbaum, Senior Investment Analyst, The Julliard School
Steve Togher, Director of Research, 6800 Capital
Monel Amin, Founder & Managing Principal, arthance

11:00 a.m.   HWE Manager Showcase 2

HedgeWorld’s Manager Showcase enables hedge fund managers to give a presentation to a room of allocators to discuss their strategy and track record. Split across 3 separate rooms, each manager speaks on stage by themselves, and gets approximately 10 minutes for their presentation.

Presenters:
Michael Levantin, Soft Commodities Trading Manager, Aventis Asset Management
John Taylor, Director of Marketing, White Oak Capital
Victor Viner, Founder, CIO, Co-Portfolio Manager, V2 Capital LLC

11:30 a.m.   Panel 3: Hedge Funds of Funds Roundtable On Trending HF Topics

Fund of funds managers sound off on trends they're eyeing in the hedge fund industry, including the evolution of 40-Act funds, hedge fund advertising and market performance.

Moderator:
Don Steinbrugge, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners

Panelists:
Peter Fell, Senior Vice President & Director of Investment Due Diligence, Kenmar Olympia Group
Betsy Battle, Founding Partner, Lone Peak Partners Management LP
Bert Davis, President, Granville Capital, Inc.
Caroline Gillespie, Managing Director, Marketable Alternatives, Commonfund

11:30 a.m.   HWE Manager Showcase 3

HedgeWorld’s Manager Showcase enables hedge fund managers to give a presentation to a room of allocators to discuss their strategy and track record. Split across 3 separate rooms, each manager speaks on stage by themselves, and gets approximately 10 minutes for their presentation.

Presenters:
Abraham Valdes, Executive, Pavis Capital
Kevin Kelley, President, Saracen Energy
David Allon, Director of Market Development, Braddock Financial

12:00 p.m.   HWE Keynote 1: Dawn Fitzpatrick

Moderator:
David Gaffen, Editor in Charge, Thomson Reuters

Keynotes:
Dawn Fitzpatrick, Global Head & CIO, UBS O'Connor

12:30 p.m.   Plenary Lunch

2:00 p.m.   Panel 4: Demystifying Manager Diligence: How Do Allocators Really Screen Funds?

Investors today are more sophisticated about hedge funds than ever, and this panel will explore how the manager diligence process has changed. Panelists provide concrete examples from on what they're asking of fund managers today that they weren’t even one year ago.

Moderator:
Michael Dubin, Managing Director & Principal, Silvercrest Asset Management Group

Panelists:
Brian Barr, Hedge Fund Analyst, Wolfson Group
Joe Wade, CIO, Meritage Capital
Christopher Rapcewicz, Head of Investment Risk and Operations, Helmsley Charitable Trust
Alexis Graham, Founder, Accelerate Product Partners

2:00 p.m.   HWE Manager Showcase 4

HedgeWorld’s Manager Showcase enables hedge fund managers to give a presentation to a room of allocators to discuss their strategy and track record. Split across 3 separate rooms, each manager speaks on stage by themselves, and gets approximately 10 minutes for their presentation.

Panelists:
Frank Maeba, Managing Partner, Breton Hill Capital
Richard Learner, Portfolio Manager, Tradelink Capital
Patrick Keane, Principal, Lampe Conway

2:30 p.m.   Panel 5: Open Q&A With a Panel of Allocators Discussing Emerging Managers

Everyone knows new managers outperform, yet the biggest managers still take in the bulk of new hedge fund assets. Investors talk about what attracts them to and repels them from emerging hedge fund managers.

Moderator:
Howard Kurz, Founder & CIO, Lily Pond Capital Management

Panelists:
Andrew Ross, Associate , PAAMCO
Charlie Mires, Director, Fixed Income and Alternative Strategies, Franklin Street Partners
Michael van Biema, Founder & Managing Principal, van Biema Value Partners

2:30 p.m.   HWE Manager Showcase 5

HedgeWorld’s Manager Showcase enables hedge fund managers to give a presentation to a room of allocators to discuss their strategy and track record. Split across 3 separate rooms, each manager speaks on stage by themselves, and gets approximately 10 minutes for their presentation.

Panelists:
Janu Subramanian, Managing Partner, Jai Guru Capital Management
Andrew Beer, Chief Executive Officer, Beachhead Capital Management, LLC
Angus Roxborough, Portfolio Manager, RAB Capital

3:00 p.m.   Panel 6: Allocator view: The Most Successful Manager I Ever Backed And Why They Succeeded

Three hedge fund investors discuss a hedge fund investment they made and why it worked, from pitch to performance.

Moderator:
Rhonda Schaffler, Reporter and Producer, Reuters Digital Video

Panelists:
Ernest Scalamandre, Founder, AC Investment Management
Bruce Lipnick, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Asset Alliance Corp.
Julian Rundle, CIO, Dorset Asset Management

3:00 p.m.   HWE Manager Showcase 6

HedgeWorld’s Manager Showcase enables hedge fund managers to give a presentation to a room of allocators to discuss their strategy and track record. Split across 3 separate rooms, each manager speaks on stage by themselves, and gets approximately 10 minutes for their presentation.

Presenters:
Jordi Visser, CIO, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers
Mills Rooks, CEO, US Food Fund
Steven Friedman, CEO, Kalo Capital
Olga Chernova, , Sancus Capital

3:30 p.m.   Networking Coffee Break

4:00 p.m.   HWE Keynote 2: George Main

Moderator:
Chris Clair, Managing Editor, Reuters HedgeWorld

Keynotes:
George Main, CEO, Diversified Global Asset Management

4:30 p.m.   Panel 7: Marketing: Why Allocators Won't Invest in the Strategy You're Trying to Sell

Experts and allocators discuss the most effective ways to communicate with and differentiate yourself to allocators in a highly competitive market.

Moderator:
Bruce Frumerman, Founder, CEO, Frumerman & Nemeth Inc.

Panelists:
Abigail Laufer, CEO, Ferguson Family Office
Suzanne Currie, Managing Director, Baker Currie Global LLC
Mike Barron, Senior Vice President, Protégé Partners

5:30 p.m.   Networking Reception

7:00 p.m.   Day Concludes








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