CTHFA Q4 Members Meeting: GP or LP: Investing in Hedge Funds
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For more than a decade, savvy investors have been investing in hedge funds, and they’ve been investing alongside the founders, buying stakes in the GP. As the alternatives industry has evolved, so too has the business of GP investing, expanding to include hedge funds, private credit, and private equity firms. Join one of the leaders in GP investing, Dyal Capital Partners, alongside the CIO of Pentegra Retirement Services as we hear both sides of the investing coin.

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Indian Harbor Yatch Club
710 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, Connecticut  06830
United States
Contact: Bruce McGuire

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Scott Stone - Chief Investment Officer - President/CEO of Pentegra Investors, Inc.

Scott duties include the management and oversight of the firm’s investment policy and processes governing over $11 Billion in assets under management, allocated across the investment spectrum including US and International public and private fixed income, equity, real estate and hedge fund investments.

Scott began his career as a securities analyst at the Kansas City Life Insurance Company 6 months before the stock market crash in 1987, primarily analyzing and trading Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) and the firm’s private placement bond portfolio. By 1994, he was named Director of Securities with overall responsibility for the firm’s entire $2 Billion fixed income securities portfolio. He was later named Vice President of the Investment Division - the senior investment officer in the organization.

Scott joined Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) and served in a number of roles beginning in 2003 as Senior Portfolio Manager. He was asked to come to RGA to build that firm’s in-house Fixed Income trading and portfolio management capabilities, and in 2004 was named Head of Fixed Income Investments where he was responsible for establishing and running the internal bond trading desk and settlement operations.

Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Kansas. He was active for many years as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America and as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.


Kieran Cavanna - Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of Old Farm Partners

Old Farm is a hedge fund allocation firm focusing on small and mid-sized hedge funds, as well as co-investment opportunities.

Prior to Old Farm, Mr. Cavanna worked at Soros Fund Management where he served as the Head of the External Manager Selection team. Mr. Cavanna and his team performed due diligence on and allocated to a select group of hedge funds that deployed a wide variety of strategies. Within this pool of externally managed capital, a meaningful amount was in co-investments generated by the underlying hedge funds.

Prior to Soros, Kieran was a Partner and the Head of Research at Titan Advisors, a $5b fund-of-hedge funds. In total Mr. Cavanna has allocated to hedge funds for 15 years. Mr. Cavanna started his investment career at KPMG Consulting as Senior Analyst.

Mr. Cavanna graduated from the University of Richmond with a BA and received an MBA from Vanderbilt University.


Rachel Craft - Senior Vice President & a member of the Business Services Platform - Dyal Capital Partners

Rachel has 15 years of experience in capital markets, institutional marketing, and business development. She is primarily responsible for managing relationships with US institutional investors based in the Northeast.

Prior to joining Dyal, Rachel was a Vice President at Phoenix Investment Adviser, where she was responsible for business development as well as marketing to high net worth and institutional investors.

Prior to Phoenix, she was at Credit Suisse, where she worked with the Syndication and Capital Markets teams. Rachel graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan and holds a B.B.A. in finance.



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