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  HedgeWorld East 2014


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7:00 a.m.   Registration & Breakfast Opens

8:00 a.m.   Welcome Remarks

8:15 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 4: Bruce Zimmerman

Bruce Zimmerman, CEO & CIO, The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)

Moderator: Richard Beales, Deputy Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

8:50 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 5: T. Bondurant French

T. Bondurant French, CEO & CIO, Adams Street Partners

Moderator: David Toll, Editor In Charge, Buyouts Magazine

9:25 a.m.   Plenary Keynote 6: Michael Sacks

Michael Sacks, Chairman & CEO, Grosvenor Capital Management

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

10:00 a.m.   Networking Coffee Break

10:00 a.m.   HedgeWorldConnect Meetings begin

10:30 a.m.   Day 2 Panel 1: Liquid Alternatives: Coming Soon To A Hedge Fund Near You

Our panel of managers and allocators discuss the differences between the various structures these instruments take, including fees, risk profiles and liquidity.

Gary Berger, Principal, Alternative Investment Practice, Rothstein Kass

Andrew Beer, Chief Executive Officer, Beachhead Capital Management, LLC
Andrew Shepard, Senior Consultant, RINET Company, LLC
Andres Sandate, President , Endurance Strategies, LLC
Andrew Parrillo, President, Newport Capital Advisers, inc.

11:15 a.m.   Day 2 Panel 2: Behavioral Investing: Tapping The Psychology Of The Market

A panel of managers and behavioral finance experts examine how human behavior affects investment decisions in terms of how fund managers take positions, how investors pick fund managers and how human behavior can foil even the best risk measurement and management strategies.

Diane Garnick, Clear Alternatives LLC, CEO

Denise Shull, Principal, The ReThink Group
Peter Gerlings, Senior Partner , Segal Rogers Casey
Jake Walthour, Vice Chariman, Ramius
Rick Nelson, CIO, Commonfund
James Celestine, Senior Investment Officer, New York State Common Fund

12:00 p.m.   Day 2 Keynote 1: Andrew Dakos

Andrew Dakos, Principal/Portfolio Manager, Bulldog Investors

12:30 p.m.   Plenary Lunch

2:00 p.m.   Day 2 Panel 3: Founders Discuss: How We Started Our Fund, How We Grew It

Hedge fund founders discuss the nuts and bolts of how they started their funds, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, and offer practical tips for turning an idea into a viable business.

Rachel Minard, Founder & CEO, Minard Capital

Andrew Redleaf, Founder & CEO, Whitebox Advisors
Marc Lasry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

2:45 p.m.   Day 2 Panel 4: How To Diversify Your Fund, And Why

Hedge fund managers discusses how and why they are diversifying their businesses, either by adding 40-Act or UCITS variations of their funds, or adding separately-managed accounts; why they felt the need to do that; and what the benefits and potential drawbacks are.

Chris Clair, Managing Editor, Reuters HedgeWorld

Riva Waller, Chief Operating Officer, ISAM
Paul Heathwood, Managing Director, Robeco Boston Partners
Maneesh Shanbhag, CIO , Greenline Partners
Victor Viner, Founder, CIO, Co-Portfolio Manager, V2 Capital LLC

3:30 p.m.   Networking Coffee Break

4:00 p.m.   Day 2 Keynote 2: Seema Hingorani

Richard Beales, Deputy Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

Seema Hingorani, Chief Investment Officer, Bureau of Asset Management , NYC Office of the Comptroller

4:30 p.m.   Closing Panel: Five Macro Trends Impacting Hedge Funds

A mix of investors discuss the biggest issues affecting or poised to affect the hedge fund industry in the coming year and beyond.

Diane Harrison, Principal, Panegyric Marketing

Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, Hedge Fund Standards Board
Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist, Banyan Partners
Michelle Noyes, Chief Operating Officer, The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited
Tom Williams, CIO, Pinegrove Asset Management

5:30 p.m.   Conference Concludes

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