Taleb, Julis and Roman headline AR Symposium

Sat Oct 1, 2011

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Eighth annual event slated for Nov. 2-3


 
  Nassim Taleb
 
  Mitch Julis
Manny Roman
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


Final nominees 2011 AR Awards Nov. 10—Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York City

ARBITRAGE & CONVERTIBLES
• Glazer Capital
• Investcorp Silverback Arbitrage Fund
• Lazard Rathmore
• Symphony Rhapsody Fund
• Wolverine Convertible Arbitrage Fund

CREDIT & HIGH YIELD
• Arrow High Yield
• BlackRock R3 Fund
• BlueMountain Credit Alternatives
• Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts
• Trilogy Financial Partners
 
DISTRESSED
• Candlewood Special Situations Fund
• Cerberus International
• GCA Credit Opportunities
• Knighthead Master Fund
• Perella Weinberg Asset Based Value
• York Credit Opportunities Fund

EMERGING MARKETS
• ARX Long Short FIM
• GAP Absoluto
• HG Green
• JGP Hedge
• Marathon Master Fund
• Moneda Latin American Debt

EVENT DRIVEN
• ECF Value Fund
• JANA Partners
• Litespeed Partners
• Pentwater Event Fund
• Scoggin Capital
• Third Point Offshore
 
FIXED INCOME & MORTGAGE BACKED
• BlackRock Fixed Income Global Alpha Fund
• Halcyon Offshore Asset-Backed Value Fund
• Pine River Fixed Income Fund
• Providence MBS
• SPM Directional Mortgage Prepay
   Master Fund
• SPM Structured Servicing Holdings

GLOBAL EQUITY
• JAT Capital
• JoHo Fund
• Standard Pacific Capital
• Tiger Global
• Viking Global Equities III
• Wexford Catalyst
 
GLOBAL MACRO
• Armored Wolf Alpha
• Bridgewater Pure Alpha Trading
• Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro
   Master Fund
• Galtere International Master Fund
• MKP Opportunity
 
MANAGED FUTURES
• Campbell Global Assets
• Chesapeake Diversified
• QFS Currency Fund
• Renaissance Institutional Futures Fund
• Sunrise Capital Diversified

MULTISTRATEGY
• Atlas Global Investments
• Millennium USA
• NWI Explorer
• Pine River Fund
• Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage
• SPM Core

QUANTITATIVE EQUITY (new category)
• BlackRock 32 Capital
• Invesco US Market Neutral
• Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund
• SAC MultiQuant

SPECIALIST EQUITY
• Act II New Media
• Coatue Offshore Fund
• CCI Healthcare Partners
• Dorset Energy
• Harvest Small Cap Partners
• Seligman Health Spectrum Plus

U.S. EQUITY
• Cambrian
• Hellman Jordan Private Investor
• Sandler Associates
• Sprott Capital
• Trian Partners
 
NEW FUND OF THE YEAR
• Candlewood Structured Credit
• Copia Market Neutral
• Marathon Securitized Credit
• Pine River Liquid Mortgage Fund
• Whitebox Asymmetric Opportunities
 
LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE (10 years)
• D.E. Shaw Composite
• King Street Capital
• Millennium International
• NWI Emerging Currency
• York Credit Opportunities Fund
 
MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
• BlackRock
• Bridgewater Associates
• Pine River Capital
• York Capital Management
 
FUND OF THE YEAR
Nominees to be announced the evening of the awards dinner

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H