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Hedge fund and poker pros to go heads up in Vegas


Ex-Walker Smith PM Reid Walker plans July event with speakers from AQR, Hayman, Jefferies; "Is the World Pot Committed to Quantitative Easing?"

  Former hedge fund manager Reid "Chance" Walker at the poker table. He made it to the WSOP's final round in 2011 (Photo:

A new conference aims to formally explore the well known link between hedge funds and poker.

Reid Walker, co-founder of recently shuttered Dallas hedge fund firm Walker Smith Capital Management, is helping launch MacroSports, a conference that will be held July 6 and 7 at the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas, where panels will address such topics as "Is the world pot committed to quantitative