The Black Swan author Nassim Taleb, who predicted
the financial crisis of 2008, will deliver a keynote address at
the eighth annual AR Symposium, being held in New York on
November 2 and 3 at the New York Athletic Club.
Taleb is the Distinguished Scientific Advisor for Universa
Investments, a firm that offers tail risk protectionand
is considered the premier expert on unforseeable rare events,
so-called black swans. Taleb has advised heads of states, top
financial institutions and various central banks on tail risks.
Black Swan has been called one of the most
important books published since World War II. Talebs
books, which also include Fooled by Randomness and
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical & Practical
Aphorisms, have been translated into over 32
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
Taleb joins a distinguished lineup of speakers who will
address the pressing issues faced by investors today as
economic uncertainty continues.
Emmanuel Manny Roman, chief operating officer of
Man Group, the London alternatives firm that manages $71
billion in assets, and Mitch Julis, co-founder of the $17.5
billion Los Angeles multistrategy fund Canyon Capital, will
also keynote the event.
Roman was co-CEO of GLG Partners, which was acquired by Man
in 2010. In May, he joined the board of directors of the
company, where his primary responsibility is integrating the
Julis is co-founder, co-chairman and co-CEO of Canyon
Capital Advisors, which he launched in 1990 with former Drexel
Burnham Lambert colleague Josh Friedman. The two have built
Canyon into the 13th-largest hedge fund firm in the U.S.,
focused on distressed assets.
The two-day AR Symposium will feature dozens of 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 allow the
audience to question managers directly about the thinking that
underpins their trades.
As in previous years, there will be networking opportunities
during lunch breaks, lunch and cocktails.
For more, please visit www.absolutereturnsymposium.com.
Confirmed speakers include:
Taconic Capital Advisors
Enso Capital Management
James Caird Asset Management
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Stelliam Investment Management
R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management
Marathon Asset Management
Atlantic Investment Management
Covepoint Capital Advisors
Blue Moutain Capital Management
GoldenTree Asset Management
Lucidus Capital Partners
Hayman Capital Management
Pine River Capital Management
FRM Investment Management
APG Asset Management