NEW YORK – Nov. 11, 2015 – The Soho Loft Media Group supported the Hedge Fund Americas Forum held last 1-2 October, 2015 in New York.
More than 150 representatives from family offices, pensions, endowments and foundations converged in New York for the Hedge Fund Americas Forum. The brightest minds in the hedge fund industry and inter-American investor community looked into the dynamic liquid investment landscape, debated constructively, shared experiences, found ways to optimize returns and align the investor and manager interests in the region. This premiere event was the largest specialized hedge fund forum in the United States. Delegates learned more about the institutional market for investors and booming hedge fund sector in the United States. Discussions about due diligence, investment strategy, opportunities for hedge fund investment in the Americas and asset allocation took take center stage during this forum.
David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global says, “We supported this important event because it provides space for top minds in the hedge fund industry and leading institutional investors to explore the investment landscape and share ideas on how to maximize returns.”
The forum featured panel discussions, speeches and networking sessions. Event participants engaged in discussions around topics such as “Strategies for Hedge Fund Investment”, “Hedge Funds and Private Wealth: Utilizations of Hedge Funds in portfolio management”, “Construction of Institutional Portfolio for Hedge Funds and Techniques for asset allocation”, and “Credit Investing: How Institutional Clients and Family Offices generate alpha through structured and opportunistic credit”. They also discussed Global trends and Macroeconomics where comparisons and contrasting of investment performance and macro conditions globally took place.
Many resource experts spoke in the forum that included:
Beste Portnoff – Head of Operational Due Diligence at Bessemer Trust
Douglas Smith – Senior Hedge Fund Consultant at Towers Watson
Eric Siegel – Global Head of Hedge Fund Investments at Citi Private Bank
Eric Wong – Capital Director at TCG
Guy Haselmann – Member of the New Jersey State Investment Council
Joseph Marenda – Hedge Fund Specialist at Cambridge Associates
Jonathan Miles – Vice President and the Alternative Strategies Head at Wilshire Associates
Jorge Mariscal – Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Markets at UBS Wealth Management
Nick Markola – Managing Director and Head of Research at Fieldpoint Private Bank /TRUST
Patricia Alejo – Director of Investments at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Endowment
Peter Ehret – Portfolio Manager at Employees Retirement System of Texas
Phillip Titolo – AVP Hedge Funds, Hartford Investment Management Company
Sean Crawford – Chief Investment Officer at NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Simon Fludgate – Operational Due Diligence at Aksia
Sourav Sengupta – Portfolio Manager at AIG
Taichi Kamimura – Director of Alternative Investments at Nippon Life Insurance Company
Tim Barrett – Chief Investment Officer at Texas Tech University Endowment
Zhuoying Xu – Director of Tactical Asset Allocation at Verizon Investment Management Corp
The Hedge Fund Americas Forum was sponsored by BlueBay, Magnitude Capital, ScotiaBank, ALTUM, PowerSHARES, BDO Consulting, Franklin Templeton, ZERONines, K2 Advisors, Perella Weinberg Partners, Napier Park, and Lockwood Executive Search. Media partners for this event included Alpha Journal, BarclayHedge, FocusEconomics, Bloomberg Brief, HedgeCo.net, Hedge Connection, HedgeFund Intelligence, EurekaHedge, EMIA, Global Risks Insights, Hedge Fund Alert, Investing.com and Accredited Investor Markets.
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