A Focus on International Investors

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   Wednesday, September 10th   |  A Focus on International Investors

Institutional investors continue to be the primary source of new capital allocations to hedge fund managers. Regardless of manager size, almost all are aware that the bulk of these flows are coming from U.S. public pensions, which are most often advised by one or more consulting firms. In looking beyond the U.S. borders, new regulations have just begun to take effect in Europe, which could adversely impact flows from local allocators or managers’ abilities to access them. And, while Asia continues to hold great promise, the talked-about “great rotation” coming off the 2008 hedge fund experience has yet to happen.

On September 10th, we will therefore look to our northern neighbor, Canada. Canadian institutions have a long-developed history of investing in U.S. hedge fund managers and continue to be active allocators in the space, from public and corporate plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and funds-of-funds.

Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT
710 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-2484

 

5:00 - 6:00 - Registration, Cocktails and Networking
6:00 - 7:00 - Main program
7:00 - 8:00 - Cocktails and Networking

 

Dave Finstad, Director Hedge Fund Management at Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System - OMERS

Dave Finstad is Director, Hedge Fund Management at OMERS Capital Markets. In this role, He is responsible for leading a team to manage the hedge fund program for OMERS Capital Markets.

Dave joined OMERS Capital Markets in 2010 and since then he has been responsible for all aspects of building OMERS hedge fund program including transitioning investments from fund-of-fund to direct hedge investments.

Prior to working at OMERS Capital Markets, Dave held various positions in the financial sector. Most recently Dave worked at AIMCo where he held the position of Vice President, Absolute Return Strategies & External Equities. Dave is a CFA Charter holder. He has a M.Sc. Degree in Finance from the London School of Economics.

 

Stephen Harvey, Partner and Head of Toronto Office at Saguenay Strathmore Capital - SSC

Stephen Harvey heads the Toronto office at SSC and splits his time between fund research and portfolio management. He joined Strathmore Capital in 2005 initially holding responsibility for risk management and portfolio analysis.

Prior to joining Strathmore Capital, Stephen held various positions at the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) from 2000 to 2005. He was a Senior Analyst in OTPP’s Risk Analytics department, where he oversaw a team responsible for fund wide risk reporting and several major risk initiatives, including a transparency project to help gauge risk across OTPP’s hedge fund investments.

Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business (Honours) from York University, Toronto, and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder since 2003.

 

David Burke, Managing Director MKP Capital Management

Mr. Burke is a Managing Director primarily focused on marketing and strengthening existing client relationships. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Burke served as the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Arrowhawk Capital Partners from 2009 to 2011, leading all marketing and client development initiatives.

Prior to Arrowhawk, Mr. Burke worked as the Head of Client Product Services for DEPFA Bank leading client and proprietary municipal derivatives, tender option bond, municipal reinvestments and public pension coverage businesses. In 2004, Mr. Burke was a volunteer and member of the National Finance Committee for Bush-Cheney ‘04. In 2003, Mr. Burke founded Silverhurst Group LLC; acting as full-time outsourced corporate finance and COO for a single-family office.

Prior to Silverhurst, Mr. Burke was a Vice President in Debt Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch originating cash and derivatives transactions across the capital structure for clients in EMEA and the US, focusing on emerging markets and financial institutions.


Mr. Burke serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association. He received a B.S. in Management from Binghamton University (1992).

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