The Future of The Hedge Fund Industry in Connecticut



   Thursday February 27th   |  The Future of The Hedge Fund Industry in Connecticut

The symposium will discuss the current state of the financial services industry in CT, and explore the questions of whether our fellow "Connecticans" understand the importance and contributions of this industry and if our representatives are doing enough to ensure that CT remains a leading global center or if we are destined to lose market share to cities such as New York, Boston and Miami.

We are very pleased to be joined by two of our most important representatives, State Senators Scott Frantz (Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford) and Carlo Leone (Stamford, Darien). We look forward to a spirited discussion and a very informative evening.

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



Honorable L. Scott Frantz, Member, Connecticut State Senate Representing Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford

Senator Frantz has been named Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, and Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Finance and Commerce Committees. In addition, Senator Frantz serves on the Transportation and Legislative Management Committees.

As a ranking member of the Commerce and Finance Committees, Senator Frantz is contributing to ongoing efforts to help Connecticut businesses succeed, protect jobs, promote employment, and balance future state budgets. On the Transportation Committee, he is working to help find solutions to Connecticut’s mass transportation and infrastructure needs and challenges.

Senator Frantz is a business entrepreneur with a long history of service and commitment to his community. Following his election to the General Assembly, Senator Frantz stepped down from his five-year post as Chairman of the Connecticut Development Authority, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bradley International Airport, and as Chairman of the Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority. He continues to serve on the business advisory boards of AI Squared, Granite Ventures, and RSR Partners.

Senator Frantz has served on additional for-profit business boards for more than 15 years and also serves as a board member of several nonprofit and club organizations, including: Corporate Angel Network (Advisory); Connecticut Republican Finance Committee; Veteran’s Appreciation Council; Greenwich Country Day School; and Arch Street, the Greenwich Teen Center.

Senator Frantz has received some special recognition for his civic and community work including the: Corporate Angel Award for providing transportation to cancer patients; Courage to Change Award from Greenwich Hospital in recognition of his work to establish the Arch Street Teen Center; Arch Street Champion for Teens Award in recognition for his work on Arch Street Teen Center and programs helping youth; Secretary of the State Public Service Award in recognition for service to the state as chairman of the Connecticut Development Authority and of Bradley International Airport; Community Leader Award from the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his efforts regarding the Arch Street Teen Center, Veteran’s Appreciation Council, Corporate Angel Network and Americares; Prescott Bush, Jr. Award for his efforts on behalf of the Republican Party; Liberty Bell Award from the Greenwich Bar Association in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the Veteran’s Appreciation Council; and the Good Citizenship Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution in recognition of his community efforts.

Senator Frantz lives in Riverside with his wife and their four children.


Honorable Carlo Leone, Member, Connecticut State Senate Representing Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford

Senator Carlo Leone was elected in a special election on February 22, 2011 to represent the citizens of the 27th Senate District towns of Stamford and Darien.
Leone previously served in the House of Representatives serving the 148th district of Stamford with pride since 2003.
He was appointed by Speaker of the House Chris Donovan to serve as Deputy Majority Whip. In addition to his leadership role, Leone served in the House as a member of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding, Regulations Review and Transportation Committees.
Prior to that, he served for three terms as the chair of the Regulations Review Committee, was vice-chair of Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee from 2005-2006, and served as vice-chair of the Public Safety Committee from 2003-2004.
Carlo has been involved in passing key legislation during his tenure, such as the $3.5 billion investment in the Transportation Improvement Initiative, legislation creating film tax credits allowing for the growth of the entertainment industry in Connecticut, the establishment of special taxing districts for municipalities to fund the cleanup of contaminated sites for the benefit of the community to foster smart growth and economic development, and also fire sprinkler legislation that was passed in response to the disastrous 2003 fires in Rhode Island and Hartford.
He also has been an active proponent of legislation supporting veterans, including the successful passage of a bill regarding free tuition for surviving members of veterans killed in action.
He is a former member of the Commerce Committee and the Energy & Technology Committee, and the valuable experience has enabled him to broaden his knowledge of the issues important to his constituents and state. In March 2003, he was appointed and continues to serve on the Communications Technology and Interstate Commerce Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators.
Carlo has lived in Stamford for the past 20 years and is an active member of the Stamford community. Prior to being elected to the state legislature, he served on the Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate member from 2001—2002 and he completed the Stamford Citizen Patrol Program—a course designed to improve community relations between Stamford Citizens and the local Police Force. He is a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served on active duty from October 1981 to February 1987 in the US and European Theater.
Carlo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University having graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following that, he earned an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Sacred Heart University.


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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