The Voice of Connecticut’s Hedge Fund
& investment Advisor Community
Ever since the financial crisis of 2007-2008, there have been increasing calls by LPs for improved relationships and terms with their hedge fund manager GPs. While these calls have come not only from public pension plans, many of those allocators raised the loudest voices. Following earlier precedent in the private equity industry, the hedge fund industry has recently seen the creation of the Alignment of Interests Association, a non-profit, investor-driven organization focused on strengthening the alignment between hedge fund industry participants. AOI’s steering committee includes public pension, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and foreign allocators. In this discussion, we talk to allocators about their vision for AOI and how the LP-GP relationship can strengthen in a win-win construct.
Speaker 1: Anne-Marie Fink, Chief Investment Officer for the State of Rhode Island
Speaker 2: Craig Meyers, Co-Founder of Turtle Creek
Moderator: Gary Collins, Director of Capital Services US
Connecticut Hedge Fund Association third quarter symposium featuring celebrated economist Dr. Nouriel Roubini. From the crisis in Greece to the rise of an equity culture in China, Nouriel Roubini and his team at Roubini Global Economics provide regular assessments of the macro landscape, with in-depth coverage of over 50 countries, regions, and asset classes.
Speaker:: Nouriel Roubini, Chairman & Co-Founder - Roubini Global Economics
Moderated by:: Constance Hunter, Chief Economist of KPMG, LLP.
Amid the market upheaval of the global financial crisis, liquidity was the rallying cry of the day and many investors turned away from longer-dated investments, demanding the most frequent liquidity terms they could access. Those events – and the resulting fear – have been fresh in the collective market memory, and many investors shunned illiquidity risk until recently. Today, there are as many managers seeking locked-up capital for their product or strategy as there are seeking it to bring stability to their capital base and reduce business risk. When does it make sense for an institutional investor to lock-up an investment? Does it have to match the underlying strategy or is a fee-break / founders class good enough?
Speaker 1:: Timothy C. Ng, Chief Investment Officer - Clearbrook Global Advisors
Speaker 2:: Jeffrey Weber, President & Chief Operating Officer - York Capital Management
Moderated by:: David Burke, Managing Director - MKP Capital Management
The outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) movement is becoming the fastest growing business segment for investment consultants and a major new distribution channel for hedge funds and other asset managers. Consultants expect the OCIO business to top $1.5 trillion by 2015 and comprise 18.5% of total assets by 2016.
Over the past decade, institutional investors have been seeking more proactive advice and ceding portfolio decision-making, as investment options have grown increasingly complex and markets have become more volatile. There are many reasons why institutional investors and corporations are implementing an OCIO solution. These include:
In our continuing effort to educate our members on growing trends within the investment management industry the CTHFA has once again assembled a panel of experts in this growing field that have agreed to share with us their time and expertise.
Speaker 1:: Nina Spreago, CFA Managing Partner of Edgehill Endowment Partners
Speaker 2:: Peggy Eisen, Investment Committee Chair for The Smith College Endowment
Moderated by:: Christopher Cesare, Consultant - Founder and Partner of Rocaton
3/10/2017House Bill 6973 A Threat to CT Based Funds
3/10/2017CTHFA Forging Alliances in China
6/8/2017CTHFA 2Q Symposium
9/14/2017CTHFA 3Q Symposium
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