annual Absolute Return Symposium will take place on
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in New York City.
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
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.
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.
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
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Coverage of the 2012 Absolute Return Symposium