Evolving operations, identifying opportunities and exploring solutions

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March 23-24, 2022 | University Club of New York

An invite-only gathering for hedge fund operational leaders, that will explore the current trends, future drivers, and mission-critical tools pushing positive business growth.


Day 1 will focus on emerging operational issues, with Day 2 shining a light on how technology and innovation continue to transform our space.


Informed by in-depth industry consultation, our gathering for senior teams will help your business evolve via big picture presentations and a series of detail-orientated roundtable sessions designed for small groups.


Why attend?

  • A unique dual event, with the flexibility to attend for both days or one day only
  • An ‘urban’ business retreat conducted under strict rules of confidentiality Limited to 120 places to ensure the relevance of delegates and quality of discussion
  • All content created by managers-for-managers, via a series of focus groups
  • Topics dealing with operations, regulation, compliance, emerging product trends – all designed to help you run a better business
  • A focus on small roundtable discussions, led by experts and enabling all guests to share ideas

PUT YOUR BRAND IN FRONT OF 150+ HEDGE FUND MANAGERS

8:30 AM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

OPENING REMARKS

  • Understanding and making the most from the post-Covid landscape – what are the opportunities for internal reforms and efficiencies?
  • Hedge funds have largely displayed their worth by driving real value during a challenging period, but how can we articulate and capitalize on this?
  • Work environment following the pandemic: ‘Republic of the remote’ v. return to the office...and everything in between
  • What should be the 4-5 key priorities of managers

Setting the agenda: The big-picture 'macro' view

PANEL 1

9:00 AM

Speakers:

  • Steven A. Yadegari, Founder and CEO, FiSolve (moderator)
  • Alex Liu, COO & CCO, Wynnefield Capital Inc.
  • Brendan McCarty, Managing Principal & Founder, Column E Advisors, LLC & Column E Management, LLC
  • Joseph Marren, President & CEO, Kstone Partners

Does skill exist, and when it does what does it look like?

PRESENTATION

9:45 AM

  • Rick Di Mascio, Chief Executive Officer, Inalytics
  • Regulations have become much more stringent on ESG over the last couple of years. How can you stay on your toes?
  • Making progress: aligning manager and allocator interests on ESG – how to collaborate
  • Getting the reporting process right and overcoming operational headaches during this journey?
  • Looking at the impact of new EU taxonomy regulation – will this lead to needed standardization or more complications as the SEC et al bring in their own changes
  • Does adopting ESG factors improve returns? And are managers adapting existing funds to fit in with the times or launching new vehicles

ESG Landscape: What is best practice in ESG and can we square the circle of regulators, managers, and investors

PANEL 2

10:15 AM

Speakers:

  • Mike Fastert, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer, TIG Advisors, LLC (moderator)
  • Douglas Hepworth, Executive Vice President and COO, Gresham Investment Management
  • Renald Durand, Director of Finance, Star Mountain Capital, LLC
  • Robert Brown, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Atlas Impact Partners

11:00 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

11:30 AM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for small and focused discussion

Roundtable A: Outsourcing – new mindsets, new solutions…same problems

  • Jason Hubschman, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Products and Solutions, Lyxor Asset Management
  • Jonathan Hinkley, Senior Vice President, Linedata

Roundtable B: Achieving Operational Alpha – management styles and strategies to accelerate growth

  • Adam Salter, Senior Solutions Consultant, SS&C Advent
  • Brendan McCarty, Managing Principal & Founder, Column E Advisors, LLC & Column E Management, LLC
  • Keith Danko, Founder, Witherspoon Partners and Stonegate Alternative Solutions
  • Jonathan Kanterman, Managing Partner, Institutional Asset Advisors

Roundtable C: Understanding and dealing with the cost of collateral inefficiency

  • Liam Huxley, Founder and CEO, Cassini Systems
  • Mike Fastert, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer, TIG Advisors, LLC

Roundtable D: New compliance horizon building an operational roadmap for current SEC priorities

  • Christopher DiTata, Esq, Vice President and General Counsel, RIA in a Box
  • Suzan Rose, Senior Advisor, AIMA

12:15 PM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for small and focused discussion

Roundtable A: Outsourcing

Roundtable B: Achieving Operational Alpha

Roundtable C: Understanding and dealing with the cost of collateral inefficiency

Roundtable D: New compliance horizon

  • Joseph Marren, President & CEO, Kstone Partners
  • Liam Huxley, Founder and CEO, Cassini Systems
  • Jonathan Hinkley, Senior Vice President, Linedata
  • Adam Salter, Senior Solutions Consultant, SS&C Advent
  • Christopher DiTata, Esq, SVP, Compliance Operations and General Counsel, RIA in a Box
  • Suzan Rose, Senior Advisor, AIMA

1:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 3

Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for small and focused discussion

2:15 PM

Roundtable D: New compliance horizon

Roundtable C: Understanding and dealing with the cost of collateral inefficiency

Roundtable B: Achieving Operational Alpha

Roundtable A: Outsourcing

  • Christopher DiTata, Esq, Vice President and General Counsel, RIA in a Box
  • Derek Backofen, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, MKP Capital Management
  • Thomas DeVita, Principal, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, MKP Capital Management
  • Adam Salter, Senior Solutions Consultant, SS&C Advent
  • Joseph Marren, President & CEO, Kstone Partners
  • Liam Huxley, Founder and CEO, Cassini Systems
  • Mitchell Dong, Managing Member and CEO, Pythagoras Investments
  • Jonathan Hinkley, Senior Vice President, Linedata

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 4

Delegates rotate through all 4 topics for small and focused discussion

3:00 PM

Roundtable D: New compliance horizon

Roundtable C: Understanding and dealing with the cost of collateral inefficiency

Roundtable B: Achieving Operational Alpha

Roundtable A: Outsourcing

  • Christopher DiTata, Esq, Vice President and General Counsel, RIA in a Box
  • Derek Backofen, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, MKP Capital Management
  • Thomas DeVita, Principal, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, MKP Capital Management
  • Adam Salter, Senior Solutions Consultant, SS&C Advent
  • Joseph Marren, President & CEO, Kstone Partners
  • Jonathan Hinkley, Senior Vice President, Linedata
  • Liam Huxley, Founder and CEO, Cassini Systems
  • Mitchell Dong, Managing Member and CEO, Pythagoras Investments

3:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • Digital assets: becoming an institutional market?
  • Current case for investing in digital assets
  • Current investment strategies - bolting on to existing strategies or launch something new?
  • Operations: Trading and custody solutions
  • Getting your risk management right
  • Security and regulatory issues
  • Explaining these strategies to institutional allocators

Product focus: digital assets - readying the strategies and funds of the future

PANEL 3

4:15 PM

Speakers:

  • Mitchell Dong, Managing Member and CEO, Pythagoras Investments (moderator)
  • Brian Kelly, Founder and CEO, BKCM
  • Christina Rolle, Executive Director, The Securities Commission of The Bahamas
  • Glenn Barber, Head of Sales & Business Development, Americas, Copper.co
  • Kevin Kang, Founding Principal and Chief Investment Officer, BKCoin Capital
  • How to stand out in a crowded market - will this change
  • How to create a profile and sentiment around the sector that allocators respond to
  • Do hedge funds needs to be better ‘corporate citizens’ – what are the tenor of the times and how can your brand present a positive face?
  • What are the known unknowns shaping the future of the space?
  • Competing with tech for talent and territory – what can you offer that Facebook can’t
  • How far will outsourcing go? Is doing more with less the future?
  • Emergence of new strategies and hybrid models - do managers need to become more like private markets specialists
  • Where next in the ESG debate? The evolution of this space will define managers' operational, compliance, investment and sales functions over the next 5+ years. How can we move from internal reviews and reporting requirements to an approach that affects real change?

Protecting the brand: Future-proofing and future mapping our industry

PANEL 4

5:00 PM

Speakers:

  • Michelle Noyes, Managing Director, AIMA (moderator)
  • Andrew Downes, Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Atreaus Capital
  • Jonathan Kanterman, Managing Partner, Institutional Asset Advisors
  • Keith Danko, Founder, Witherspoon Partners and Stonegate Alternative Solutions
  • Jason Hubschman, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Products and Solutions, Lyxor Asset Management

5:45 PM

NETWORKING

Connect with peers from around the industry over a glass of wine

7:00 PM

EVENT CLOSES

8:30 AM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

OPENING REMARKS

  • Has the last 18months led to a new resolve to do more with tech – what have been the key lessons here?
  • How are hedge funds prioritising new technologies to adjust their investment strategies to today’s market dynamics?
  • What technology trends do you anticipate coming to the fore, over the next five years?
  • The increasing role of AI and machine learning tools – which aspects of the hedge fund operating model might best benefit?
  • What new job roles will we see evolve this decade?

Setting the agenda - Future trends in Hedge Fund Technology

PANEL 1

9:00 AM

Speakers:

  • Andrew Robson, CEO, Verity (moderator)
  • Arthur Vaccarino, Chief Technology Officer, IONIC Capital Management LLC
  • Hendra Soetjahja, Chief Investment and Information Officer (CIOs), Kilohana Capital
  • Jason Hubschman, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Products and Solutions, Lyxor Asset Management
  • How are technology platforms re-shaping the capital introduction model?
  • What types of technology are IR teams introducing, as a result of the pandemic, to connect with investors?
  • How is the IR role evolving in line with tech innovation, and how is this helping improve investor communication/reporting?
  • What kind of best practices should managers be mindful of, when doing virtual fundraising, and what are some of the main risks to avoid?
  • Will we see a hybrid approach to fundraising, on a permanent basis, going forward, combining the human element with the machine?

IR 2.0 - Digitising fundraising and investor relations

PANEL 2

9:45 AM

Speakers:

  • Michelle Noyes, Managing Director, AIMA (moderator)
  • Meghan Munchoff, Managing Director of Marketing and Investor Relations, 400 Capital
  • Jonathan Kanterman, Managing Partner, Institutional Asset Advisors
  • Jon Caplis, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, PivotalPath's

10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

11:00 AM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

Delegates rotate through all 3 topics for small and focused discussion

Roundtable A: ESG - How can technology support meaningful reporting and support heightened expectations in this space

Roundtable B: Leadership suite – managing upwards - fighting for budget - and outwards, via a holistic approach to vendor management

Roundtable C: Safeguarding the ‘Republic of the Remote’ – how technology has enhanced remote working and how are managers capitalizing on this and insulating remote teams from security threats

  • Jose Cortez, VP, Buy-Side OEMS Sales, FlexTrade
  • Kenneth Goodwin, Managing General Partner, Jeanensis Ventures
  • Joseph Marren, President & CEO, Kstone Partners

11:45 AM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

Delegates rotate through all 3 topics for small and focused discussion

Roundtable A: ESG

Roundtable B: Leadership suite

Roundtable C: Safeguarding the ‘Republic of the Remote’

  • Jose Cortez, VP, Buy-Side OEMS Sales, FlexTrade
  • Kenneth Goodwin, Managing General Partner, Jeanensis Ventures
  • Erica Laudano, Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, LibreMax Capital
  • Joseph Marren, President & CEO, Kstone Partners

12:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 3

Delegates rotate through all 3 topics for small and focused discussion

Roundtable B: Leadership suite

Roundtable C: Safeguarding the ‘Republic of the Remote’

Roundtable A: ESG

  • Jose Cortez, VP, Buy-Side OEMS Sales, FlexTrade
  • Kenneth Goodwin, Managing General Partner, Jeanensis Ventures
  • Ronen Rub, Founder and CTO, R2 Logic

2:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • How is artificial intelligence being used to improve cybersecurity tools i.e. better helping firms identify changes in employee behaviour ahead of a data breach?
  • Home is where the threat is – how is endpoint security stepping up to protect remote office working?
  • How to guard against emerging cyber threats, such as ‘Insider-as-a-service’ model, aimed at bad actors being recruited remotely and stealing IP.
  • What should today’s COO, CTO or CISO be prioritizing to maintain data security and good cyber hygiene?
  • What does the next evolution of the public cloud look like? And what might the long-term benefits be to asset managers?
  • API trends and latest areas of cloud tool application across the enterprise

Patrolling the perimeter – Cybersecurity and cloud technology

PANEL 3

3:15 PM

Speakers:

  • Gwyn Roberts, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Fund Media (moderator)
  • Arthur Vaccarino, Chief Technology Officer, IONIC Capital Management LLC
  • Craig Peretz, Chief Financial Officer, Golden Eagle Strategies
  • Overcoming the challenge of analysing large data sets before the data becomes obsolete; what techniques are managers pursuing to gain, and maintain, an edge?
  • What advances in algorithms are being applied to parsing and analysing textual data – and are these advances improving the power of predictive analytics?
  • How are hedge fund managers developing their own proprietary tools to make data management processes and controls more efficient?
  • Best practices for setting out and overseeing an effective data management strategy
  • The role of internal culture in setting out a path for data transformation

Bringing clarity, avoiding confusion – best practice in data management and analytics

PANEL 4

4:00 PM

  • Gwyn Roberts, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Fund Media (moderator)
  • Arnold Rozenvasser, Managing Director, Optima Asset Management
  • Matei Zatreanu, Founder, System2
  • Ronen Rub, Founder and CTO, R2 Logic

Speakers:

4:45 PM

NETWORKING

Connect with peers from around the industry over a glass of wine

6:00 PM

EVENT CLOSES

Adam Salter

Senior Solutions Consultant at SS&C Advent

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Alex Liu

Andrew Downes

COO & CCO at Wynnefield Capital Inc.

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Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Atreaus Capital

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Andrew Robson

CEO at Verity

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Arnold Rozenvasser

Chief Technology Officer at IONIC Capital Management LLC

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Managing Director at Optima Asset Management

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Arthur Vaccarino

Brendan McCarty

Managing Principal and Founder at Column E Advisors, LLC & Column E Management, LLC

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Brian Kelly

Founder and CEO at BKCM

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Christina Rolle

Executive Director at The Securities Commission of The Bahamas

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Christopher DiTata, Esq

Vice President and General Counsel at RIA in a Box

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Craig Peretz

Chief Financial Officer at Golden Eagle Strategies

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Derek Backofen

Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer at MKP Capital Management

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Douglas Hepworth

Executive Vice President and COO at Gresham Investment Management

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Erica Laudano

Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel at LibreMax Capital

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Glenn Barber

Head of Sales & Business Development, Americas at Copper.co

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Gwyn Roberts

Chief Strategy Officer at Global Fund Media

Jason Hubschman

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Products and Solutions at Lyxor Asset Management

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Joseph Marren

President & CEO at Kstone Partners

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Jonathan Kanterman

Managing Partner at Institutional Asset Advisors

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Jonathan Hinkley

Senior Vice President at Linedata

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Jon Caplis

CEO and member of the Board of Directors at PivotalPath's

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Jose Cortez

VP, Buy-Side OEMS Sales at FlexTrade

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Hendra Soetjahja

Chief Investment and Information Officer (CIOs) at Kilohana Capital

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Keith Danko

Founder at Witherspoon Partners and Stonegate Alternative Solutions

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Kenneth Goodwin

Managing General Partner at Jeanensis Ventures

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Kevin Kang

Founding Principal and Chief Investment Officer at BKCoin Capital

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Liam Huxley

Founder and CEO at Cassini Systems

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Matei Zatreanu

Founder at System2

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Meghan Munchoff

Managing Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at 400 Capital

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Michelle Noyes

Managing Director at AIMA

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Mike Fastert

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer at TIG Advisors, LLC

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Mitchell Dong

Managing Member and CEO at Pythagoras Investments

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Renald Durand

Director of Finance at Star Mountain Capital, LLC

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Rick Di Mascio

Chief Executive Officer at Inalytics

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Robert Brown

Co-Founder and Senior Partner at Atlas Impact Partners

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Ronen Rub

Founder and CTO at R2 Logic

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Steven A. Yadegari

Founder and CEO at FiSolve

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Suzan Rose

Senior Advisor at AIMA

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Thomas DeVita

Principal, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at MKP Capital Management

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