GLOBAL ALPHA FORUM 2015
Greenwich, CT
NOVEMBER 12 - 13
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Global Alpha Forum 2015

Greenwich Hyatt, November 12 - 13, Connecticut

Why Do Investors Attend Global Alpha Forum?




Industry Leading Panels & Speakers

Global Alpha Forum provides industry leading content including both topical keynote speakers and issue driven panel discussions. These panels and speakers cover far more than the current state of the alternative investment industry; they take a deep dive into where our sector is moving and cover the latest and biggest trends. Allocator and managers alike will find it extremely productive to explore new directions in fund investing.



1-on-1 Investor / Manager Meetings

The conference will have two days of 30 minute 1-on-1 meetings between verified investors and fund managers. We use a proprietary online meeting scheduler to allow you to pre-plan your meetings during the designated time blocks (see agenda). To maximize the efficacy of these meetings, investors will upload basic investment criteria, while fund managers will submit uniform one page “tear sheets” to the scheduling portal.



Why Attend?

Investors

  • Informative keynote speakers and relevant panel topics.
  • 30 min 1-on-1 meeting with fund managers who are premiere sources of alpha.
  • Free attendance - We do not charge investors to attend our events.

Managers

  • Access to wide variety of alternative asset investors.
  • Prescheduled 30 minute 1-on-1 meetings with capital allocators.
  • Socialize and network in a refined setting with industry leaders.

Sponsors

  • Access to a broad selection of investors and Managers in the alternative asset industry.
  • The ability to schedule meetings directly with prospective clients.
  • Maximized brand exposure & product visibility before, during and after the conference.

Preliminary Agenda

(Subject To Change)

Keynote Addresses by Nouriel Roubini and Marc Lasry
The Hedge Fund / PE Convergence
The Fee Debate: How to Negotiate a Win / Win Outcome
Alternatives as a Customized Solution
The Financial Crisis & the Fracking Revolution
Making Money While Doing Good
Liquid Alts: Panacea or Pandemic?
Private Equity: Deal Flow 2015
Cyber Security: The Risk You Don't Know
The Evolution of MPT for Institutional Investors
The Active vs. Passive Debate Continues
The Regulatory Horizon of Alternative Investments
Benefits and Risks of ETF's in portfolio construction
Philanthropy Today
Convergence of Traditional & Alternative Investments
The Current Environment For ESG

Thursday, November 12

8:00 AM

Registration opens

Registration opens.

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Coffee with opening remarks

Coffee and pastries, with opening remarks for the day.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Morning Panels And Speakers

Panels and speakers provided by top industry luminaries.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Morning 1-on-1 Meetings

Attendees will have the chance to acquaint themselves with each other in 30 minute 1-on-1 meetings.

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Lunch, with Keynote

Lunch, with presentation from keynote speaker.

1:30PM - 5:00PM

Afternoon Panels And Speakers

Panels and speakers provided by top industry luminaries.

1:30PM - 5:00PM

Afternoon 1-on-1 Meetings

Attendees will have the chance to acquaint themselves with each other in 30 minute 1-on-1 meetings.

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Cocktail Reception With Keynote Address

Cocktails will be served while attendees are encouraged to network.

Friday, November 13

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Breakfast with presentations

Attendees are invited to a breakfast featuring presentations.

9:30AM - 12:00PM

Morning Panels And Speakers

Panels and speakers provided by top industry luminaries.

9:30AM - 12:00PM

Morning 1-on-1 Meetings

Attendees will have the chance to acquaint themselves with each other in 30 minute 1-on-1 meetings.

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Lunch, with Keynote

Lunch, with presentation from keynote speaker.

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Afternoon Networking

Attendees will have the chance to acquaint themselves with each other in a less formal environment.

Pricing

Contact us for sponsorship opportunities at sponsorships@GlobalAlphaForum.com or call 203.202.1622

Sponsorships

Greenwich Hyatt

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Address

Greenwich Hyatt
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Phone +1 203.637.1234

By Air

There are three airports convenient to the Hyatt Regency Greenwich

  • Westchester County Airport (HPN) 8.3 miles.
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) 29 miles.
  • Kennedy Airport (JFK) 36 miles.

By Train

Metro-North

  • Take Metro-North to either the Greenwich or Stamford Station.
  • Take a taxi to the Greenwich Hyatt.

Amtrak

  • Take Amtrak to Stamford Station.
  • Take a taxi to the Greenwich Hyatt.

History

Providing the Hedge Fund industry with the most relevant speakers since 2007

  • 2007

    Conference Launch

    First annual conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speaker Nouriel Roubini, who warned about the impending banking crisis. Other notable speakers included Anthony Ryan of the US Treasury Dept. and Roger Ibbotson of Yale University and Zebra Capital.

  • 2008

    Rudy Giuliani & Larry Summers

    Global Alpha Forum hosted its second annual conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speakers including Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City.

  • 2009

    CT Hedge Fund Day

    Global Alpha Forum’s third conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speaker John Thain, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch, who spoke about how Wall Street has not yet learned its lessons. Connecticut Governor Jody Rell declared the day “Connecticut Hedge Fund Day”.

  • 2011

    Gov. Malloy Delivers Keynote

    In 2011, Global Alpha Forum conference in Greenwich, CT featured a keynote speech by Dan Malloy, the Governor of Connecticut. Other notable speakers were Michael Darda of MKM Partners and Richard Breeden of Breeden Capital.

  • 2013

    Global Alpha in NYC

    In 2013, the Global Alpha Forum was held for the first time in New York City at the New York Athletic Club. Keynote speakers included Greg Lippman of LibreMax providing his unique perspective on global markets.

  • 2015

    Global Alpha Returns To CT

    Global Alpha Forum returns to Connecticut, hosting its conference at the Greenwich Hyatt. This year, our best-in-class industry content is augmented with the addition of one-on-one meetings between investors and managers.

Sponsors

Contact us for sponsorship opportunities at sponsorships@GlobalAlphaForum.com or call 203.202.1622

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Content Partners

Sponsors

Charity Of Choice

Media & Association Partners

Advisory Board

Contact us for speaking opportunities at info@GlobalAlphaForum.com or call 203.202.1622

Bruce McGuire

President
Connecticut Hedge Fund Association

Kevin Edwards

Senior Investment Director
Hartford HealthCare

Terry Purcell

Principal Investment Officer
Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds

Terry Waters

President & CEO
Roubini Global Economics

Nathaniel Baker

Editor
Bloomberg

Millissa Allen

CAIA
Director Business Development for Americas


David Harmston

Global Head of Client Group
Albourne America LLC

Past Faculty & Advisory Board

Contact us for speaking opportunities at info@GlobalAlphaForum.com or call 203.202.1622

Steven Chin, CFA

Manager- Pension and Risk Management, ABB Inc


Greg Dyra, CFA, CPA

President, MidSouth Alternative Investment Association, ABB Inc
Managing Director, Obair Capital, LLC

Kevin A. Edwards, CFA, CPA

Senior Investment Director, Hartford HealthCare


David Harmston

Partner, Head of Client Group, Albourne America


Bruce McGuire

President, Connecticut Hedge Fund Association


Charles Van Vleet

CIO Pension Investments, Textron


David A. Chaves

Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Securities Program Coordinator

Robert Kosowski

Associate Professor, Director Research of Risk Management, Imperial College Business School


David Wiederecht

President & CIO, GE Asset Management Investment Solutions


Jay Namyet

Chief Investment Officer, University of Oregon Foundation


Mauricia A. Geissler

Chief Investment Officer, Amherst College


Rudolph W. Giuliani

Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani;
Former Mayor of New York City

Martin L. Leibowitz

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Equity Research Global Strategy


Richard L. Sandor, Ph. D.

Chairman and Founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange


Kim Taylor

Managing Director and President, CME Clearing


Bryan Garcia

President & CEO, Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority


David C. Saunders

Founding Managing Director, K2 Advisors


Richard Breeden

President, Breeden Capital


Gerald Yang Chen

CIO, United Negro College Fund


Roger Ibbotson

Chairman& CEO, Zebra Capital
Professor of Finance, Yale University School of Management

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman, Roubini Global Economics
Professor of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business

Lawrence H. Summers

Professor, Harvard University
71st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Eugene A. Ludwig

Founder and CEO, Promontory Financial Group
Former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

Tanya Styblo Beder

Chairman, SBCC Group;


Orin Kramer

Founder, Boston Provident, LP
Former Chairman, New Jersey State Investment Council

Ken Tropin

Founder, Graham Capital


Mark Abbott

President, Major League Soccer


James L. Costabile

Managing Director and Head of U.S. Alternative Investment Sales, Merrill Lynch


Brendan Kalb

Vice President & Associate General Counsel, AQR Capital Management, LLC


Joan McDonald

Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development


Andrew Busch

Director, Global FX Market Strategist, BMO Capital Markets


Michael Darda

Chief Economist, MKM Partners


Marc Jurish

CEO, Larch Lane Advisors


Joe Quinlan

Chief Market Strategist, US Trust


Dr. Rania Amzi

Advisor to Kuwait Investment Authority


Daniel C. Esty

Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection


John A. Thain

Chief Executive Officer, CIT Group;
Former CEO, Merrill Lynch

Ted Seides, CFA

Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Investments, Protégé Partners


Kevin J. O’Connor

United States Attorney


Matthias Knab

Founder, Opalesque


R. Glenn Hubbard

Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Business


Rachel Ziemba

Analyst, Roubini Global Economics


Contact Us

Global Alpha Forum


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Address
30 Old Kings Hwy South
Darien, CT 06820

Phone
+1 203.202.1622

Email
info@GlobalAlphaForum.com

Web
www.GlobalAlphaForum.com