Top-notch speaker line-up finalised for EuroHedge Summit
The final line-up for Europe's leading annual hedge fund event is complete, with more top-tier managers and investors joining the roster
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The final agenda for the EuroHedge Summit 2013, Europe's leading annual hedge fund event that will take place in Paris next week, is complete – with more top-tier managers and investors being added to the high-level speaker roster in recent days.
With topics and speakers confirmed for the portions of the programme featuring parallel stream sessions, the final line-up of topics and speakers is in place for this year's Summit, which will be held for the 10th time at the magnificent Palais de la Bourse in Paris on 22-23 May.
Among the stream topics that have been recently added are further strategy-specific sessions, including a panel on emerging markets on the first afternoon and a panel of alternative 'off-piste' strategies on the second morning, as well as various sessions on business management issues including operations, risk management and regulation.
This year's agenda will be led by two keynote contributions on the first day of the event – delivered by Chris Hohn, the founder, managing partner and portfolio manager of The Children's Investment Fund; and by Martin Hughes, the founder of Toscafund.
Taylor O'Malley, the chief risk officer and a founding partner at US-based multi-strategy hedge fund group Balyasny Asset Management, is the final keynote speaker at this year's event. O'Malley, who is responsible for firm-wide risk management, investment staff hiring and development at Balyasny, will speak just after lunch on the second day.
Recent additions to the programme include the economist and strategist Richard Cookson, who recently joined the long-running team at London-based macro fund Rubicon Fund Management, who will be joining the big-picture opening session on global macro issues.
Penny Aitken, from the family office investment group FQS set up by former Renaissance Technologies man Robert Frey, is joining the first-morning investor issues session. This panel also features Martin Kallstrom, the portfolio manager for allocations to hedge funds at AP1, the huge Swedish national pension fund; and Max von Bismarck, partner and CEO for Europe at SkyBridge Capital, the big US investor group.
Rachel Ziemba of Roubini Global Economics is joining a panel later that afternoon that also features three managers at emerging market hedge funds – Tim Dingemans of Adelante, Graham Stock of Insparo and Vernon West of Skyline – to discuss the opportunities in emerging markets and how best to play them.
And on the second morning, Peter de Proft, the director general of EFAMA (the European Fund and Asset Management Association) is joining a session alongside Alexandre Col of Edmond de Rothschild and Jiri Krol of AIMA to discuss the ramifications of the 'regulation revolution'.
Other leading industry players participating this year include co-founders Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz of Cheyne Capital; Sir Paul Ruddock of Lansdowne Partners; Erich Schlaikjer of Cantab Capital Partners; Karsten Schroeder of Amplitude Capital; Bruno Usai of Pelagus Capital; Theo Phanos of CapeView; Loic Fery of Chenavari; and Emmanuel Gavaudan of Boussard & Gavaudan.
Notable other investor participants include a final panel at the end of the second day comprising Kevin Gundle from Aurum Funds, Larry Powell from Utah Retirement Systems, Chris Redmond from Towers Watson, Joe McCarthy of Islandbridge Capital and Tim Gascoigne of Allenbridge.
Business issues featured in the programme include a session on how hedge funds are adapting for OTC derivatives clearing that will feature top hedge fund risk managers Aron Landy from Brevan Howard and Pat Trew from CQS; and a session on how the hedge fund business model is evolving, including John Craig from Camomille Associates and Lisa Fridman from PAAMCO.
Please note that Paris is extremely busy during the week of the EuroHedge Summit. Demand for accommodation is high, hotels are booking extremely fast, and we advise early booking.
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FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE EUROHEDGE SUMMIT:
1. The Summit is the leading hedge fund event in Europe.
2. Line-up of speakers that you simply will not find at another hedge fund event.
3. Informed debate with the most senior-level hedge fund managers and investors.
4. Network with more than 800 delegates.
5. Up-to-date programme put together by our knowledgeable editorial staff.
Tuesday 21 May: Wine and cheese tasting reception
Held in the beautiful Palais de la Bourse, this is an informal and relaxed evening for delegates to taste a selection of French wines and a variety of regional cheeses.
Wednesday 22 May: Cocktail reception
All delegates are invited to attend the official EuroHedge Summit cocktail reception, which will commence after the final session on the first day of the conference.
INVESTORS: LET US TAKE YOU TO PARIS THIS SPRING!
End-investors into hedge funds are invited to attend the EuroHedge Summit 2013, completely free of charge. If you are an end investor into hedge funds (pension fund, family office, endowment, foundation etc), please send us an email to apply for a place.
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