HedgeWorld East 2014
For more information on speaking opportunities at PartnerConnect 2014
contact: Mark Cecil
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| James Celestine
| Olga Chernova
| Chris Clair
| Jean Francois Collard
| Suzanne Currie
James Celestine, Senior Investment Officer, New York State Common Fund
Bio to come..
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Chris Clair, Managing Editor, Reuters HedgeWorld
Chris Clair is the Managing Editor of HedgeWorld. He has spent the past eleven years covering the hedge fund industry, first as a reporter for Crain's Pensions & Investments and for the past eight years at HedgeWorld. Mr. Clair has been a journalist for the past 18 years, working at weekly and daily newspapers in his home state of Oregon and in Illinois.
Mr. Clair holds a BA degree in journalism from the University of Portland in Oregon.
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Jean Francois Collard, Head of Research & Risk Manager, Pulse Capital Partners
Jean-Francois Collard is Principal and Head of Quantitative Research for Pulse Capital Partners. Prior to joining Pulse in 2011, Jean-Francois was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Analyst at the fund-of-funds arm of Banco Santander. Previously, he was a Vice President at Citigroup, where he focused on Structured Credit and Rates research on the bank's trading desks. Before Citigroup, Jean-Francois was a Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and a Senior Software Engineer at Intel. He began his career as a Scientist at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris. Jean-Francois received a degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers (ENSAM) and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Paris. He holds a CFA designation.
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Suzanne Currie, Managing Director, Baker Currie Global LLC
With over 30 years’ experience in in the alternative strategies and family office arena, Suzanne J. Currie brings significant experience to hedge fund, private equity, venture capital and real estate managers, seeking to raise assets. Her experience includes sourcing, due diligence and capital raising for alternative managers, with a focus on single and multi-family offices, university and college endowments, foundations, and off-shore banks in London and Geneva.
She is a Founding Partner of Baker Currie Global, LLC, a third party marketing and family office consulting firm, that represents over $25billion in assets for firms as diverse as private equity, long/short hedge funds, real estate and social impact funds. BCGLLC has been nominated as Best Family Office Consulting Firm in both 2012 and 2013 by Private Asset Management publications.
Prior to BCGLLC, Suzanne was Chief Relationship Officer for a multi-generational family with a global operating business and helped form their single family office structure. She conducted due diligence and selection of alternative managers for multi-manager best-ideas funds, and created overall asset allocation. She additionally vetted and provided legacy concierge services as diverse as philanthropic outreach, next generation education and governance.
Previously, she served as Partner at Ardsley Partners, a GARP long/short equity fund located in New York and Greenwich, Ct., where she headed the client service team, in addition to bringing on new clients. Ardsley Partners portfolios were allocated long/short amongst healthcare, technology, telecommunications, energy and other sectors. Investor clients included single and multi-family offices, university endowments and foundations and offshore funds. She is a graduate of New York University and currently serves on the New York Advisory Board of Edinburgh Napier University, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and other civic and charitable foundations.
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