Michael Hintze, founder, chief executive and
senior investment officer of CQS, the $7.5 billion London-based
credit, convertibles, equity and multistrategy investment fund
group, hasjoined the lineup to offer the international keynote
address on November 2.
Before he established CQS in 1999, Hintze was managing
director in the leveraged funds group at Credit Suisse First
Boston, having spent 12 years previously at Goldman Sachs. In
addition to guiding CQS successfully through the recent
financial crisis, Hintze has also been a vocal supporter of the
UK's Conservative Party.
Kyle Bass, the founder of Hayman Advisors, will offer a
keynote address on November 3. Bass has been ahead of the curve
in global macroeconomic thinking in recent years, arguing that
the world's largest economies face significant pain.
The symposium will kick off with a state-of-the-industry
panel featuring Mark Yusko of Morgan Creek Capital Management;
Andrew Rabinowitz, chief operating officer of Marathon Asset
Management; Steve Shapiro, founder of Intrepid Capital
Management, and Michael Lewitt, co-founder of Harch Capital
Strategy sessions will focus on energy, distressed and
event-driven strategies. Looking at the energy markets post-BP
will be Renee Haugerud of Galtere, Bryan Martin of D. E. Shaw,
Josh Fink of Enso Capital and Tim Flannery of Copia Capital.
The event-driven panel will feature Chris Delong of Taconic
Capital Advisors, Michael Weinberger of York Capital and Scott
Ostfeld of JANA Partners. The distressed panel will feature
Jody Lanasa of Serengeti Asset Management, Jason Mudrick of
Mudrick Capital Management, Christopher Pucillo of Solus
Alternative Asset Management and David Sherr of One William
Street Capital Management.
A separate investor panel will answer the question: Have
managers regained investors' trust? Panelists will include
Alexandre Col, head of the investment fund department of Banque
Privée Edmond de Rothschild; Brian Gavin, chief
operating officer of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management,
and Jim Berens, managing director of the Pacific Alternative
Asset Management Co.
This year two panels will explore global macro issues. One
will feature a debate on China, while the other will address
the future of Europe. Jerry Wang of Visions Asset Management is
on the China panel, while Paolo Pellegrini of PSQR Management
and William Browder of Hermitage Capital Management will be
among those discussing Europe.
Workshops addressing such issues as regulation, emerging
markets and capital-raising are in the planning stages. More
details, including a booking form, schedule of events and more
speakers, are being updated online at
[link to: AR Symposium event page]