Moderator: Becky Yerak, Business Reporter, Chicago Tribune
Keynotes: William Atwood, Executive Director, Illinois State Board of Investment
12:00 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m.Keynote 2: Steve Vogt
Keynotes: Steve Vogt, Chief Investment Officer, Mesirow Advanced Strategies
1:45 p.m.Panel 4: The Uneven Playing Field
Investors and managers sound off on insiders, algorithms and “The Edge.”
Moderator: Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, Hedge Fund Standards Board
Panelists: Bruce Mumford, Partners, Emerging Edge Group LLC Brian Ziv, Portfolio Manager, Head of Hedge Fund Strategies Committee, William Blair
2:30 p.m.Panel 5: Liquid Alternatives vs. Funds of Funds
Investors examine how liquid alts could affect funds of funds.
Moderator: Brian Haskin, Founder and CEO, Alternative Strategy Partners
Panelists: Eric Gorman, Manager, Alternative Investments Research, The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank Andres Sandate, President & CEO, Endurance Strategies, LLC Sa'ad Shah, Managing Director, Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation Gary Shugrue, Senior Portfolio Managers---ACP Funds, Barlow Partners
Panelists: Brian Duff, Head of U.S. Sales, ABN-AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC Jay Feuerstein, CEO & CIO, 2100 Xenon Group, LLC Scot Warren, Senior Managing Director, Equity Index Products & Index Services , CME Group
4:30 p.m.Panel 7: Trading Volatility
Experts discuss whether volatility can be predicted and the best strategies to trade it.
Panelists: Lincoln Ellis, Managing Director, Greensquare Capital Chris McGuire, CEO, CIO, Phalanx Capital Management Julian Rundle, CIO, Dorset Asset Management Bill Speth, VP, Research and Product Development, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
5:00 p.m.Keynote 4: Bart Chilton
Keynotes: Bart Chilton, Commissioner, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
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