Taleb, Julis and Roman headline AR Symposium

Fri Jul 1, 2011


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The 8th annual event will be held in New York City on November 2-3.


 
  Clockwise from top left: 2011 Keynote speaker Mitch Julis of Canyon Capital, attendees at the 2010 AR Symposium, 2011 Keynote speaker Emmanuel Roman of Man Group, and attendees at the 2010 AR Symposium
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Nassim Taleb, author of the bestselling book "The Black Swan"; Mitch Julis, co-founder of Canyon Capital Advisors; and Emmanuel "Manny" Roman, chief operating officer of Man Group, will offer the keynote addresses at the eighth annual AR Symposium, being held in New York on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3 at the New York Athletic Club. The speakers will address the pressing issues faced by investors today as economic uncertainty continues.

One of the country's foremost commentators on risk, Taleb is the distinguished scientific adviser for Universa Investments, an investment management firm in Santa Monica, Calif., and is considered the premier specialist of rare events-so-called black swans. Taleb has advised heads of states, top financial institutions and various central banks on tail risks. Taleb has held senior trading and managing director positions at investment banks and is a distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University Polytechnic Institute.

Julis is co-founder, co-chairman and co-CEO of Canyon, the $19.2 billion Los Angeles multistrategy fund he launched in 1990 with longtime friend and colleague Josh Friedman. Since then, the two have built Canyon into the 13th-largest hedge fund firm in the U.S., a multistrategy fund with a focus on distressed assets. Julis is an alumnus of Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he worked alongside junk bond kingpin Michael Milken.

Roman was co-CEO of GLG Partners, which was acquired in 2010 by Man, the London alternatives firm that manages $69.1 billion in hedge funds and funds of funds. In May, he joined the board of directors of the company, where his primary responsibility is integrating the GLG acquisition. At GLG he focused on expanding the business, marketing, risk management, operations, technology and compliance. Before that, Roman spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and held various positions.

The two-day AR Symposium will feature prominent hedge fund managers, opening with a "view from the top" panel composed of hedge fund founders, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Strategy sessions will explore the future of macro investing, emerging markets, credit and managed futures. On the second day of the event, six managers will take 15 minutes each to present their best ideas in equities, credit and other strategies, articulating their trades in great detail. This increasingly popular format will also give the audience an inside view of the thinking behind bets they may not have considered and allow them to question managers directly about the analysis that underpins their trades.

As in previous years, there will be networking opportunities during coffee breaks, lunch and cocktails.

For updated details and to purchase a ticket, please visit www.absolutereturnsymposium.com.



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Confirmed speakers include:

Don Bobbs
Stark Investments

Ken Brody
Taconic Capital Advisors

Tushar Chande
Rho Asset Management

Mark Dow
Pharo Management

Josh Fink
Enso Capital Management 

Jay Feurstein
2011 Xenon

Alex Garrard
BTG Pactual Asset Management

Mary Goodman
James Caird Asset Management

Renée Haugerud
Galtere

Mustafa Jama
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

Josh Kaplan
Ascension Health

Matthew Lindenbaum
Basswood Capital Management

Ross Margolies
Stelliam Investment Management

Roy Niederhoffer
R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management

Bruce Richards
Marathon Asset Management

Alex Roepers
Atlantic Investment Management

Adrian Landgrebe
Sagil Capital

Karthik Sankaran
Covepoint Capital Advisors

Tom Shandell
GoldenTree Asset Management

Geoffrey Sherry
Lucidus Capital Partners 

Stephen Siderow
BlueMountain Capital Management

Wes Swank
Hayman Capital Management

Brian Taylor
Pine River Capital Management

Michael Turner
Financial Risk Management

Sushil Wadhwani
Caxton Associates / Wadhwani Asset Management

Deirdre Ypma
APG Asset Management

Jamie Zimmerman
Litespeed Management