The annual Absolute Return Symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in New York City.
The hedge fund industry continues to evolve and thrive, with the cumulative assets of the largest firms approaching the pre-crisis peak. A key discussion in the industry revolves around the issue of marketing; while most firms remain undecided about how to navigate a post-JOBS Act environment, the issue of branding and marketing in traditional ways remains as vital as ever.
The next Symposium therefore pays homage to some of the greatest marketing campaigns. Themed after famous slogans, this year’s program will address the key trends affecting the industry as well as evaluating the opportunities and risks associated with core investment strategies.
Strategy specific sessions will include: When it rains, it pours: Assessing the deluge of opportunities in equities and Good to the last drop: How to avoid chasing yesterday’s opportunities in credit. Three leading managers will present their best investment ideas in a session entitled, Imagination at Work. A selection of top investors will also take to the stage to discuss their approach to investing in two separate investor-focused sessions, entitled: Have it your way: The changing needs of institutional investors and We bring good things to life: Seeding and early stage investing.
The Symposium, which attracts more than 400 delegates each year, will once again bring together the industry's leading and most influential managers and investors from across the globe.
Past speakers in recent years have included many notable managers, including Bill Ackman, Kyle Bass, James Dinan, Izzy Englander, Marc Lasry, Dan Loeb, Deepak Narula, Andy Redleaf, Dinaker Singh and Boaz Weinstein.
Confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Ian Sanderson, Isanderson@hedgefundintelligence.com
See also: Coverage of the 2012 Absolute Return Symposium