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  HedgeWorld West 2014


For more information on speaking opportunities at HedgeWorld West 2014 contact:
Mark Cecil | Tel: +1-617-856-1871 | Email: mark.cecil@thomsonreuters.com

The Speakers

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Vincent Calcagno   |  Sean Casey   |  Cleo Chang   |  Joel Citron   |  Chris Clair   |  Jeff Collard   |  Ricardo Cortez   |  Suzanne Currie

Vincent Calcagno, Audit Partner, KPMG

Vincent Calcagno joined KPMG as part of the Firm’s strategic transaction with Rothstein Kass in June 2014. He serves as the Market Leader for KPMG’s Alternative Investments practice in Los Angeles, specializing in audit, tax and consulting engagements for private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, fund of funds, mutual funds, management companies, registered investment advisors and broker-dealers. Mr. Calcagno leverages his extensive operational experience from his dealings in the private and public sector of the financial services industry to advise these entities on business structure and strategy, as well as the management of financial, operational and tax matters. Previously, Mr. Calcagno was a member of Rothstein Kass’ Executive Committee and Principal-in-Charge of the Firm’s Beverly Hills office. Earlier in his career, Mr. Calcagno served as the CFO of a family office for several affiliated limited partnerships and a related broker-dealer, based in New York. He is a member of the Water Buffalo Club, a Los Angeles charitable organization that supports children’s charities and hosts events that foster well-being for underserved children in the local community. He is also a senior member and former treasurer of the Guardsmen, a San Francisco service organization devoted to advancing at-risk Bay Area youth.

Mr. Calcagno is an adjunct accounting professor at Woodbury University’s School of Business and former adjunct accounting professor at Fordham University’s College of Business Administration.

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Sean Casey, Partner, Kobre & Kim

Sean P. Casey, a partner with the global litigation boutique Kobre & Kim LLP, is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who regularly serves as lead counsel in representing financial institutions and international corporations in high-profile and complex regulatory enforcement matters, white-collar criminal defense matters, and internal investigations.

Mr. Casey advises clients located in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., in connection with regulatory and criminal investigations conducted by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, among others.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim LLP, Mr. Casey served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Casey supervised all securities, business and tax fraud investigations and trials in that District and served as the liaison to various government agencies and regulatory institutions including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and FINRA. He also served as Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange

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Cleo Chang, Chief Investment Officer, Wilshire Funds Management

Cleo Chang is a Managing Director of Wilshire Associates and the Chief Investment Officer of Wilshire Funds Management. Ms. Chang joined the firm in 2005 and has more than 13 years of industry experience in asset allocation, manager research, portfolio management and wealth management. In her role as CIO, Ms. Chang leads the overall investment activities of Wilshire Funds Management, including manager research, portfolio management, and investment research. Ms. Chang also chairs the Wilshire Funds Management Investment Committee and is a voting member of the Retirement Oversight and Alternatives Oversight Committees.

Previously, she was the head of Investment Research, responsible for creating innovative investment solutions and asset allocation frameworks including managed volatility asset allocation portfolios, risk parity portfolios, correlation parity portfolios, regime-based portfolios, tail-risk protected portfolio, customized investment solutions and portfolio risk modeling. Prior to joining Wilshire, Ms. Chang served as Manager of Investments with the leading multi-family office firm Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services, a subsidiary of Bank of Montreal.

Ms. Chang earned her BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

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Joel Citron, Managing Director, CEO, TAH

Joel Citron is CEO of Tenth Avenue Holdings. Most recently, Mr. Citron served as President and CEO of Jovian Holdings, a private investment and operating company (2002 to 2008). He was also Chairman of Provide Commerce Inc. from 2001 to 2006. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Citron was Vice Chairman, President and CEO of Mastec Inc. (NYSE: MTZ), a public end-to-end communications and energy infrastructure service provider. Prior to 1998, Mr. Citron spent fourteen years in various operating and investment positions. Mr. Citron has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies in Europe and the U.S. Mr. Citron is currently Chairman of the Board of Tenth Avenue Commerce LLC, Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE: ACP), Avenue Mutual Fund Trust (Avenue Credit Strategies Investors ACSAX and ACSBX) and Oasmia (SS: OASM). He also serves on the Board of Boulevard Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BLVDU), Attivio, Inc. and Hello Products, LLC. Mr. Citron is also actively involved in philanthropy. He is currently President of the Board of Trustees at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York (N-12th grade). Mr. Citron is a board member of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute and Starfall Education Foundation.

Mr. Citron holds an MA in Economics and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

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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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Jeff Collard, Director, Investment Group, New York Life Investment Management

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Ricardo Cortez, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Broadmark Asset Management

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Suzanne Currie, Partner, Baker Currie Global LLC

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