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Event Date Tue Jan 26 PST - Thu Jan 28 PST (12 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Jan 26 11:00am - Thu Jan 28 9:00pm
Location Virtual Event
Region Americas

Attracting over 300 prestigious delegates from North America's top pension plans and investment managers, the event offers a relaxed and intimate environment in which you can strengthen business relationships and share knowledge.

Designed specifically for professionals working within alternative investments, and upholding our traditional ratio of 1:1 investors to manager firms, this sought-after event brings together key investment decision makers, to discuss and learn about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

The Event Focus
We’ll address what the post-COVID world will look like and how you can invest for that environment in the alts space. With the longest bull market in U.S. history coming to an end, we’ll discover how to best diversify risk and generate higher returns in various alternative asset classes, which alternative strategies make the most sense now and a sound portfolio construction process can be critical to avoiding the pitfalls of behavioral biases which have become apparent.

5 key questions we will answer
• Are we Early in the Distressed Cycle? Which Sectors, Strategies and Geographies will create the Best Opportunities?
• What can Investors do to Protect their Portfolio for a Prolonged Recession and Downturn?
• Which Hedge Fund Strategies are Most Appealing over the next Few Years? Non/Low Correlated Strategies?
• How should a Multi-Asset Strategy be Structured to Thrive in Today’s Environment?
• What Infrastructure Opportunities will this Crisis provide Investors? Will Digital Infrastructure Emerge?


2021 Speakers


Jonathan Grabel
Chief Investment Officer, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association


Norman Kilarjian
Partner, Head of Macro and Quant Strategies, Aksia

Thomas Martin
Head of Private Equity and Real Assets Research, Aksia

Darryl Walker
Board Trustee, Alameda County Employees' Retirement Associatin

James Walsh
CFA, CAIA, Head of Portfolio Group, Partner, Albourne America

Emlyn Palmer
Portfolio Analyst, ESG, Albourne

Christopher Walvoord
Partner, Global Head of Liquid Alternatives, Aon Investment Consulting

Michael Oliver Weinberg
CFA, Managing Director, Head of Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha, APG Asset Management US

Keith Black
PhD, CAIA, CFA, FDP, Managing Director, Content Strategy, CAIA Association

Yup Kim
Private Equity Investment Director, California Public Employees' Retirement System

Charles Fitzpatrick
CFA, Portfolio Manager, Inflation Sensitive, California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Kevin Machiz
CFA, FRM, Vice President, Callan

Joe Marenda
Partner, Cambridge Associates

Stephen Nesbitt
Chief Executive Officer, Cliffwater

Mark Williams
Managing Director, Cliffwater

Julia Winterson
Senior Director, Alternative Investments, CommonSpirit Health

Anthony M. Novara
CFA, Principal, Research Director - Global Hedge Fund Strategies & Capital Markets, DiMeo Schneider & Associates

Panayiotis Lambropoulos
CFA, CAIA, FRM, Portfolio Manager – Hedge Funds, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Joe Tolen
Director of Multi-Asset Strategies, Indiana Public Retirement System

David Glickman
Executive Vice President, Real Estate Consultant, Meketa Investment Group

Laura Wirick
Principal, Consultant, Meketa

David Scopelliti
Global Head of Private Debt, Mercer Alternatives

Leo Svoboda
CRA, FRM, Managing Director, Head of Liquid Alternatives, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Daniel Hennessy
CFA, CAIA, Senior Consultant, NEPC

Wesley Pulisic
CFA, Head of Alternative Credit, New York City Retirement Systems, Office of the Comptroller

Sam Kavehrad
Manager Research Consultant, RVK

David Francl
Managing Director, Absolute Return, San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Thomas Deneit
Executive Director, Standards Board for Alternative Investments

Michael Fogliano
Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate, State Board of Administration of Florida

Jason Rector
Senior Analyst, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Jose Fernandez
Partner, Co-Chief Operating Officer, StepStone

William Carpenter
Director – Private Equity Principal Investments

Joel Hinkhouse
CFA, Director - External Public Markets

Raymond J. Schleinkofer
CFA, Investment Director, UCLA Investment Company

Moses Maxfield
CFA, CAIA, Investment Officer, Virginia Retirement System


Chris Hentemann
Founder, Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, 400 Capital Management

Alan Dunne
CFA, Managing Director and Head of Markets, Abbey Capital

Darren Wolf
CFA, Global Head of Investments, Alternative Investment Strategies, Aberdeen Standard Investments

David McIntyre
Investment Manager-Multi Asset PCG Member, Baillie Gifford

John Ockerbloom
Head of U.S. Real Estate Equity, Barings

Mihai Florian
Senior Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management

John Breckenridge
Senior Managing Director and Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics

Tom Goila
Partner, Comvest Partners

Alistair Lumsden
Founder, CEO & CIO, East Lodge Capital

Brad Morse
President, Fulcrum Energy Capital Income Funds

Christopher Kojima
Global Co-Head of Alternatives Capital Markets & Strategy Group, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Christopher Merrill
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Harrison Street

Luke Chan
Principal, HighVista Strategies

David Altshuler
Executive Director, Product Development, IFM Investors

Roland Reynolds
Senior Managing Director, Industry Ventures

Gary Herbert
Managing Director, U.S. Head of Global Tactical Asset Allocation, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Nate Taylor
Partner, Co-Head of Americas Private Equity, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

Theodore L. Koenig
President & CEO, Monroe Capital

Nathan Sheets
PhD, Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research, PGIM Fixed Income

Tony Cousins
CFA, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Pyrford International

Richard Bernstein
CEO & CIO, Richard Bernstein Advisors

Steve Orbuch
Founder and President of Sculptor Real Estate, Sculptor Capital Management

Amit Sinha
Head of Multi-Asset Design, Voya Investment Management

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• 400 Capital
• 50 South Capital
• Abbey Capital
• Aberdeen Standard
• Acadian
• Angelo Gordon
• Baillie Gifford
• Bardin Hill
• Barings
• Centre Lane Partners
• Brightwood
• Capital Dynamics
• Coller Capital
• Comvest Partners
• Corbin
• East Lodge Capital
• Edelweiss
• Empyrean
• Fulcrum
• GAM Investments
• GCM Grosvenor
• Goldman Sachs Asset Management
• Golub Capital
• Harrison Street
• High Vista Strategies
• Honeycomb Asset Management
• IFM Investors
• Industry Ventures
• ITE Management
• Janus Henderson Investors
• J.P Morgan Asset Management
• Landmark Partners
• Lindsay Goldberg
• LMCG Investments
• Monroe Capital
• Natixis
• Onex
• Palmer Square Capital Management
• PGIM Fixed Income
• Pine Bridge Investment
• RBC Global Asset Management
• Voya Investment Management
• Warwick Investment Group
• Waterfall
• Whitebox
• World Gold Council

• CAIA Association
• Savvy Investor