State of the Hedge Fund Industry

September 14, 2010, 1pm-5pm followed by cocktail reception

New York City

Join us as distinguished experts from the hedge fund industry speak candidly about the biggest issues affecting managers today. Speakers will discuss challenges and opportunities in a post-financial crisis world, including the new—more difficult—capital raising environment; what smaller firms can do to ‘institutionalize’ themselves; and how seeding firms are playing a important role as the fund of funds model wavers. Other topics include regulatory reform and what it means for hedge funds, and a discussion about where alpha can be found going forward.

Co-hosted by FINalternatives

Agenda

1:00 – 1:30 Registration

1:30 – 2:00 State of the Industry, State of the Markets

2:10 – 3:00 Panel One: Growing Your Assets

JOHN SEIGENTHALER, CEO-NY, Seigenthaler Public Relations (former NBC News Anchor) – Moderator

ALAN GLATT, Managing Partner, Protocol Capital Management

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI, Managing Partner, SkyBridge Capital

DANIEL SOLOMON, President and COO, Lyford Group International

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:20 Panel Two: Post-Crisis: Challenges And Opportunities

SIMON FLUDGATE, Partner, Aksia

Additional Speakers to be announced

4:30 – 5:00 Keynote Speaker

WARREN MOSLER, Founder and Principal, III Offshore Advisors

5:00 – 6:30 Cocktail Reception

One Response

  1. too bad it costs $295; it would be really interesting to hear what a collection of hedge fund mgrs want to address. I’d like to know why they invited Warren, and what he’s expected to say (That the financial industry is more trouble than it’s worth? 🙂 )

    It sounds positive that the “fund of funds model wavers”.

    In general, is the very existence of hedge funds an indication that too much capital is concentrated in too few hands, indicating a financial aristocracy? A populace first needs enough time & tool-efficiency (including bookkeeping tools, like currrency) to apply initiative to unpredictable innovation needs – and works even better if those tools are distributed widely enough to adequately map from the unpredictable distribution of new talent to unpredictable emerging contexts.

    Simple fact is that the offspring of the richest families are statistically precluded from being the best & brightest of any nation’s youth. Hedge funds preserve private wealth pools, and are divorced from the far higher returns that come from investing in national coordination. We’re over-investing in local net-worth models, while grossly neglecting the net position of the USA? That’s not how we got this far.

    Needed: A “hedge” fund dedicated to improving the net productivity of the US Congress?
    How about state & local representatives, and the electorate as a whole?

    The most profitable “hedge fund” I can imagine would seek to address the cost-of-coordination, by providing public servants at all levels with a “Force Readiness” program emulating that run by the Pentagon & DoD. If that HF were in operation, we probably would, at the very least, not have a nation where most believe we are “running out of” our own money.

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