HedgeWorld Midwest 2014
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| Mark Melin
| Rachel Minard
| Bruce Mumford
| Tom Murray
Chris McGuire, CEO, CIO, Phalanx Capital Management
Christopher founded Phalanx in 2005 after an extensive trading and sales career. Prior to Phalanx, Mr.McGuire managed the Japanese multi-strategy portfolio for Daiwa Securities America, the Japanese and Asian relative value trading book for the Spear, Leeds, and Kellogg division of Goldman Sachs, and the Japanese convertible bond portfolio for Marin Capital.
Before moving to the trading side of the business,Mr.McGuire managed CB and derivatives sales to hedge funds for Merrill Lynch London and SBC Warburg’s Tokyo convertible bond desk. Mr.McGuire began his career trading commodity options for his own account on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mr.McGuire graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marquette University in 1991.
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Mark Melin, Writer, ValueWalk.com
Mark Melin was an adjunct instructor in managed futures at Northwestern University / Chicago and has written or edited three books, including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008). Mr.Melin worked as a Commodity Trading Advisor himself, trading a short volatility options portfolio across the yield curve, and worked with various future commission merchants, broker dealers and futures exchanges, including OneChicago, the single stock futures exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade. He currently covers hedge funds and alternative investing strategy for the financial website ValueWalk.com.
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Rachel Minard, Founder and CEO, Minard Capital LLC
Rachel Minard is the Founder and CEO of Minard Capital LLC, a global institutional marketing intelligence and asset raising firm based in San Francisco and New York City. Before building Minard Capital, Rachel built and managed global institutional investment businesses for twenty years, including twelve years building fund of hedge fund firms, notably Cadogan Management and Corbin Capital Partners. Raising over $10 billion in the course of her career, Rachel started her marketing career in 1991 after her first company was hired to build the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Rachel holds a B.A. in journalism with honors from Northeastern University with notable distinction as a Wesley W. Marple Distinguished Lecturer by the university. She serves on several-high profile advisory boards, has won numerous industry awards for institutional marketing and is a member of the Investment Sub-Committee of the Westover School Endowment. She is also a frequent keynote at industry conferences including appearances on NPR, TEDsf and CNBC. Her first book, Speaking in Thumbs: The Handbook of Empathy is due next Fall 2013.
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Bruce Mumford, Partners, Emerging Edge Group LLC
Bruce Mumford is a partner and serves as Director of the Advisory Board for Emerging Edge Group, a firm that helps develop early-stage alternative investment managers. He has over thirty years of investment management and investment banking experience, and has raised approximately $5 billion in capital through private and public placement of equity and debt. Prior to joining Emerging Edge Group, Mr.Mumford was a Partner and the Global Head of Marketing/Investor Relations for 2100 Xenon Group. From 2004 through 2010, Mr.Mumford was Managing Partner of Mumford Capital Partners, a financial services consulting and advisory firm specializing in providing investment banking and capital raising services for private equity firms, broker dealers , hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. Prior to the formation of Mumford Capital Partners, Mr.Mumford was the President and CEO of ABN AMRO, Inc., the U.S. broker dealer of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and Executive Vice President of ABN AMRO Clearing and Execution Services. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
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Tom Murray, Managing Director, Arden Asset Management LLC
Mr. Murray is Head of Sales and leads the Portfolio Solutions effort at Arden. In this role, Mr. Murray works closely with Arden's Investment Committee to develop customized portfolios. In addition, he interacts regularly with Arden's Sales team for prospect, client and consultant meetings, as well as industry events. Prior to joining Arden, Mr. Murray was a Partner, Investment Committee member and Head of Portfolio Management at EIM USA. Prior to his tenure at EIM USA, he was a Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee member at Parker Global Strategies, a customized fund of hedge funds firm, and Vice President in Citigroup's Fund of Hedge Funds division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Murray worked at Alliance Capital Management and Salomon Brothers. Mr. Murray holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Manhattan College.
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