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The 2012 Absolute Return Symposium is set to attract more than 350 of the hedge fund industry’s elite managers and investors to hear from Dinakar Singh, founding partner of $4.5 billion TPG-Axon Capital; Steve Tananbaum, chief investment officer of $10.5 billion GoldenTree Asset Management; David Warren, chief executive officer of $4 billion DW Investment Management and manager of the Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts Master Fund; and Andy Redleaf, founder of $2.3 billion Whitebox Advisors, among other industry leaders.
The event has been held in Manhattan every fall since 2004. This year it will take place at 10 on the Park at the Time Warner Center on November 1 and 2, and will once again provide a forum for sophisticated debate and networking.
Highlights: November 1
»» A keynote address from Singh of TPG-Axon.
»» A credit panel featuring Tannanbaum of GoldenTree, Steve Kuhn, head of fixed income trading at $6.14 billion Pine River Capital Management; Warren of DW Investment Management; and Josh Weintraub, head of U.S. mortgage securities and trading at $21 billion Cerberus Capital Management.
»» A macroeconomic discussion featuring Paul Podolsky, senior portfolio strategist at $130 billion Bridgewater Associates; Jason Bonanca, head of strategy and research at $4.5 billion MKP Capital Management; Richard Howard, global strategist at $1.1 billion Hayman Capital Management; and Adam Fisher, chief investment officer of rising star $300 million Commonwealth Opportunity Capital.
»» A discussion by top family office representatives Terri Chernick, chief investment officer of the Koffler Group; Howard Cooper, chief executive officer of the Cooper Family Office; Dan Schatzman, director of the Wolfson Family Office; and Kerrie Juras, president of the Knickerbocker Group.
»» A discussion by top chief operating officers about hedge fund management: Putnam Coes, chief operating officer of $22.6 billion Paulson & Co.; Jeffrey Kaplan of $12 billion Appaloosa Management; and Andrew Rabinowitz of $8.5 billion Marathon Asset Management.
Highlights: November 2
»» A keynote address from Redleaf of Whitebox.
»» A best investment ideas session featuring picks from Brett Jefferson, founder of $400 million Hildene Capital Management; Ross Margolies, founder of $1 billion Stelliam Investment Management; Michael Masters, founder of $163 million Masters Capital Management; Jonathan Neiss, assistant portfolio manager of $3.1 billion Contrarian Capital Management; and Patrick Wolff, founder of $58 million Grandmaster Capital.
»» An institutional investor panel featuring Nick De Monico, chief executive officer of $24 billion Commonfund’s Marketable Alternative Strategie; Seema Hingorani, head of public equities and hedge funds for the Bureau of Asset Management of the NYC Office of the Comptroller; and others.
»» Top writers on the hedge fund industry discuss their work, with Steven Drobny, author of The Invisible Hands and Inside the House of Money; Simon Lack, author of The Hedge Fund Mirage and founder of SL Advisors; and Jack Schwager, author of Hedge Fund Market Wizards and Stock Market Wizards.
Those are just some of the presenters and topics of discussion, with much more to come. A full program is available here. To reserve a place at the Absolute Return Symposium 2012, please contact our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.absolutereturnsymposium.com