The Absolute Return Symposium held on November 19-20 is one of the better events of the year – the speaking faculty is high caliber and the audience is comprised of a number of end investors.
Consensus from the investors including Gleacher, JPMorgan Alternative Investment and Joel Katzman was that 1. the larger hedge funds will get larger [...]
Attended a nice cap-intro event sponsored by Jefferies last night. In attendance were a number of hedge funds and investors that are members of Hedge Connection. Always good to put a face to a name. The event was well done and the Jefferies team was helpful in introducing investors and hedge funds where it made [...]
I attended the Private Banking Latin America conference in Miami last week. The most informative panel I had the opportunity to listen to was a panel of fund of funds who spoke about what they are looking for in terms of Hedge Fund Managers they are currently looking to invest with.
The panel consisted of representatives [...]
We have been aware of the Opal Foundation and Endowment Forum in Boston for years, but only this year did we make it. It was worth the trip.
Tim Sykes from Anchor Point Capital and formerly CIO of the James L. Knight foundation chaired a panel on fund of fund investing. Anchor Point has two funds – [...]
I recently attended the World LatAm conference in Miami. The turn out was great the first day and a half which was surprising due to the state of the Markets in both the US and Latin America. The Conference focused around Hedge Funds investing in Latin America and the future of these markets.
I found the [...]
In September I flew out to San Francisco to participate on a panel at a Pillsbury / Jefferies event to discuss creative capital raising in this difficult environment. I would like to share highlights from three investors who presented.
Hall Capital (Family Office): Eric Alt, Managing Director at Hall Capital said that they are looking for [...]
Enjoyed day 1 of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association Global Alpha conference. In partnership with Matthias Knab at Opalesque, the team put together an excellent program. I most enjoyed the speeches by Rudy Giuliani in the morning compared to Larry Summers at lunch. Interesting to watch the party of free markets attempt to explain why [...]