Catch the Action at the First Annual ALTSLA Conference

We are reporting today from ALTSLA 2015, and have created a storyboard here: ALTSLA 2015.

ALTSLA is full day of alternative education organized and sponsored by the CFA Society’s Los Angeles Chapter, CAIA’s Los Angeles Chapter and California Hedge Fund Association. Today’s speaking agenda is outlined below.

Welcome & Opening Remarks:

  • Tom Mahoney, CFA Society Los Angeles
  • Joost Hendriks, Partner, EY
  • David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist, Natixis Global Asset Management

 Opening Keynote:

  • Richard Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer, Richard Bernstein Advisors

Asset Allocator Panel:

  • Moderator – Gina Sanchez, Founder, Chantico Global
  • Cleo Chang, Chief Investment Officer, Wilshire Funds Management
  • Scott Warner, Managing Director, PAAMCO
  • Peter Stein, CFA, Senior Consultant, Angeles Investment Advisors

Morning Keynote: 

  • Mark Yusko, Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Creek Capital

Private Equity Panel:

  • Moderator – Michael O’Donnell, Partner, EY
  • Steven Moore, Partner, Brentwood Associates
  • Gerald Parsky, Chairman, Aurora Capital Group
  • Susan Yun Lee, Private Markets Consultant, Angeles Investment Advisors

Late Morning Keynote

  • Rob Arnott, Chairman, Research Affiliates LLC

Lunchtime Guest Speaker

  • Mayor Richard Riordan

CFA LA President’s Kerry Rapanot’s remarks

Hedge Fund Trading Panel:

  • Moderator – Nathaniel Baker, Editor, Bloomberg, L.P. Hedge Funds Brief
  • Jack Schwager, Co-Founder, Fundseeder; Author, Hedge Fund Market Wizards
  • Peter Brandt, Chief Executive Officer, Factor LLC
  • Kristoffer Houlihan, Founder and Managing Partner, Armilla Partners

Hedge Fund Manager Panel:

  • Moderator – Keith Black, Director of Curriculum, CAIA Association
  • Michael Buckius, CIO, Gateway Investment Advisors
  • Justin Shepard, CIO, Aurora Investment Management (FOF)
  • Robert Sinott, Co-PM, Alpha Simplex Group, LLC (managed futures)

CAIA President Jason Zumberge’s remarks

Real Estate Panel

  • Moderator – Jan Brzeski, Chief Investment Officer, Arixa Capital
  • Jeffrey Krasnoff, Chief Executive Officer, Rialto Capital Management
  • Vance Maddocks, President, Strategic Partners U.S., CBRE Global Investors
  • Burl East, Chief Executive Officer, American Assets Capital

Liquid Alts Panel

  • Moderator – Brian Haskin, CEO, Alternative Strategy Partners
  • Chris Stanton, Chief Investment Officer, Sunrise Capital
  • Rob Gutschow, Head of Alternative Investments, First Trust Advisors L.P.
  • Jason Schwarz, President, Wilshire Funds Management

California Hedge Fund Association President Jason Gerlach’s remarks

Natural Resources / Commodities Panel:

  • Moderator – Josh Kernan, Partners Group Inc.
  • Jim Murchie, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Income Partners
  • Andrew Hoffman, Alternative Investment Strategist, PIMCO
  • Michael Underhill, Chief Investment Officer, Capital Innovations, LLC

Book Signing – “The Mayor”, authored by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan

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