"…The most important event in the hedge fund investing universe."
Michele Gesualdi, CIO and senior partner, Kairos Partners
The 9th Annual InvestHedge Forum will take place on 23-24 September 2014 at The British Museum in London.
The InvestHedge Forum, which this year is themed 'Exploring New Frontiers', has always addressed the issues at the interface between hedge funds and their investors by selecting keynotes and panellists from the hedge fund, fund of hedge funds and institutional investor communities who generously share their ideas and experience.
While this year will be no different, the event will also focus on pushing the boundaries of hedge fund and alternative investing, looking at new investment opportunities such as direct lending and bitcoin, as well as taking a closer look at the new incarnation of funds of hedge funds as highly experienced solution providers.
When it comes to portfolio construction and implementation, what might have once looked like the realms of science fiction, through managed accounts, smart beta, liquid alternatives and a host of other tools, now offers investors an entire galaxy of options. The 2014 InvestHedge Forum has been designed to help investors navigate what might look like a black hole to create all-weather multi-asset class portfolios that could withstand an asteroid attack.
As always, the InvestHedge Forum will feature high-level speakers, such as Betsy Battle, founder of Lone Peak Partners and former Soros Fund Management alumnus, Theodore Economou, chief investment officer of the CERN Pension Fund and Michelle McGregor Smith of BA Pensions Investment Management Limited.
Themed around space and science fiction, the Forum will continue to bring a fresh take on classic strategies such as event-driven, equities, smart beta, global macro, as well as exploring the life beyond hedge funds in sessions such as Dr. Who: Mission into the new alternatives, as investors look for ways to enhance returns in a world where hedge funds are now mainstream.
End investors can attend this event for free (institutional investors, pension funds, foundations, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, family offices for example). To apply for an end-investor ticket please email email@example.com.
Last year's Forum brought together over 400 hedge funds, institutional investors and funds of funds. Focusing on the increasing convergence between the fund of funds and consultant communities, a high-calibre line up of speakers debated the most effective strategies for exploiting the opportunities in an increasingly competitive environment. The 2013 Forum featured Jay Youngdahl of Harvard University and Ian Prideaux of the Grosvenor Estate, as keynote speakers.
Past keynote speakers have included Dame Amelia Fawcett, chair of the Hedge Fund Standards Board and Ash Williams, executive director and chief investment officer of the Florida State Board of Administration.
This year's keynote speakers are:
Betsy Battle, founder and chief investment officer, Lone Peak Partners
Theodore Economou, chief executive officer, CERN Pension Fund
Michelle McGregor Smith, chief executive officer, BA Pensions Investment Management Limited
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