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Thursday, September 12th, 2024 | Convene 101 Park Avenue, New York

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Join senior decision-makers from the world's largest hedge funds at the Hedgeweek US Leadership Summit to explore the current trends, best practices and cutting-edge tools driving the next phase of growth.


Developed through detailed consultation in partnership with industry, our gathering combines big picture panels on topics ranging from operational leadership to hiring and data/technology, with detail-oriented roundtable sessions, plus networking breaks to establish meaningful business relationships.


Why attend?

  • Exclusive Networking Platform: Connect and exchange ideas with senior industry leaders within a confidential setting and a limited attendance of 120 participants to ensure relevant delegates and high-quality discussions.
  • Industry-Led Insights: Gain access to actionable and insightful sessions, covering topics from the latest operational strategies and regulatory compliance to new emerging trends reshaping the market.
  • Focused Discussions: Engage in intimate and interactive roundtables, allowing you to dissect key topics at the heart of the hedge fund industry and share ideas among peers.
  • Actionable Takeaways: Walk away with practical strategies and applicable insights to enhance your business operations and maintain a competitive edge.

All Hedgeweek Summits operate under Chatham House Rule. This means that attendees are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Recording of the panels and roundtables is strictly prohibited by attendees. Hedgeweek staff may make recordings on the day for promotional purposes. No audio recording of panel discussions will be included in any promotional items.

HEDGE FUND

MANAGERS

100+

EXPERT SPEAKERS

30

ATTENDEES

150+

HOURS OF CONTENT

10+

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ALLOCATORS

20+
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7:15 AM

PRE-REGISTRATION AND INVITE-ONLY PRIVATE BREAKFAST DISCUSSION

Invite-only breakfast

7:30 AM

Key priorities for hedge fund leaders: A guided discussion for C-suite professionals at management firms addressing:

  • Key operational trends
  • Key strategy trends
  • Allocator activity
  • Direction of new regulation
  • Top 5 priorities of 2023

Invite-only breakfast

8:15 AM

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

OPENING REMARKS

  • Tony Griffiths, Director of Content, Global Fund Media
  • Key priorities for the year ahead – from tech to regulation to hiring and beyond
  • How is AI driving change across the middle and back office?
  • How are compliance teams coping with the regulatory wave in the age of Gensler?
  • Latest trends in outsourcing, fundraising and more

Operational Strategies for Success

PANEL 1

9:05 AM

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Romulad Beneche, US Director, AIMA
  • Jonathan Hinkley, SVP, Linedata
  • Dan Katsikas, Partner, COO and CFO, Tensile Capital Management
  • Ithran Olivacce, Director, Operations, Beach Point Capital Management
  • David Zeiden, Chief Legal Officer, Rithm Capital Corp
  • The COO of a leading hedge fund discusses the evolution of their business covering everything from managing conflicting priorities to keep up with the latest trends

Operations Unplugged

FIRESIDE CHAT

9:45 AM

  • Data has never been more important – in providing an investment edge and boosting operational efficiencies.
  • But how do you handle the challenge of finding, selecting, using and benefiting from data in 2024?
  • Data security – key thoughts on this complex challenge.
  • A discussion of wider cybersecurity considerations, concerns and war-gaming
  • AI - Absolutely Incredible? Thought leaders peel back the hype and debate whether AI is everything it’s cracked up to be

Harnessing Data: Hype vs Reality

PANEL 2

10:00 AM

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Leo LaForce, Sales Director, Opus Fund Services
  • Alex Golbin, Chief Data Officer, Hudson Bay Capital Management LP
  • A Chief Technology Officer runs through the evolution of their role in a leading hedge fund over recent years and the expect shifts and priorities for the coming year.

Tech Trends in Hedge Funds: CTO's Perspective

FIRESIDE CHAT

10:40 AM

  • Reinaldo Ynchaustegui, Chief Technology Officer, Marathon Asset Management

Speaker:

10:55 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • Views of leaders from different sizes and strategies on the market and industry outlook
  • How do different hedge fund strategies respond to current market conditions?
  • What macroeconomic factors are influencing your investment decisions?
  • How do you anticipate market trends evolving in the near future, and what adjustments are you making to your strategies accordingly?

C-Suite Perspectives: Charting the Course in the Hedge Fund Landscape

PANEL 3

11:30 AM

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Salvatore Naro, CIO and Senior Managing Director, Coherence Credit Strategies
  • Adam Gehrie, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Gresham Investment Management LLC
  • Dan Greenhaus, Chief Economist and Strategist, Solus Alternative Asset Management LP
  • The founder of a top hedge fund business takes is through their journey from start-up to success and discuss the trials and tribulations along the way.

The Founder’s Slot

FIRESIDE CHAT

12:10 AM

  • General counsels and compliance chiefs share what’s on their radar.
  • What proactive measures can be taken to stay ahead of regulatory shifts in the financial industry?
  • How do you prioritise and address regulatory challenges effectively within your compliance framework?
  • Successful strategies or best practices for navigating complex regulatory requirements

Regulatory roadmap: Navigating Compliance

PANEL 4

12:25 AM

Speakers:

  • Michael Kitson, Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel, Bridgewater Associates
  • Solomon Kuckelman, General Counsel, Americas & APAC, Man Group
  • Serge Todorovich, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Shenkman Capital Management

1:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM

ROUNDTABLE 1 - ROUND 1

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates register in advance for 2 out of 4 sessions for the morning roundtables from the below:

Roundtable A: Tech Trends– Priorities and Pitfalls

  • Experts debate and share current tech practices in their business
  • Latest use of AI – where does it help, what could it hinder?
  • Cybersecurity considerations, concerns and war-gaming
  • Staff training plans to bring teams up to speed

Roundtable B: Best Execution: Shaping the Future of FX Trading

  • Finding one’s feet in the complex and highly fragmented FX market, amidst a diverse range of trading venues, execution protocols and technological innovations
  • Navigating the FX Landscape – The role of the EMS
  • The Data, Analytics and Execution feedback loop and why it matters.
  • Workflow, Automation and the pursuit of efficient and optimised execution.

Roundtable C: Operational Leaders: Leading from the front

  • Experts discuss how to develop leadership skills in their business
  • How to build a well-functioning team
  • What is ideal team size for different stages and strategy types
  • Hiring, firing and retention – best practice

Speaker:

  • Ithran Olivacce, Director, Operations, Beach Point Capital Management

Roundtable D: ODD: Making your mark

  • Experts debate and share current practices regarding business development
  • How do build institutional ODD practices from the start
  • How to reach allocator prospects and pitch your fund
  • Which in investor types are eyeing new funds?

Speakers:

  • Eric Lazear, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Head of Operational Due Diligence, Titan Advisors, LLC
  • Gwen Stone, J.D., Operational Due Diligence, Director, K2 Advisors

2:45 PM

ROUNDTABLE 1 - ROUND 2

The second iteration of the above morning roundtables.

Roundtable A: Tech Trends– Priorities and Pitfalls

Roundtable B: Best Execution: Shaping the Future of FX Trading

Roundtable C: Operational Leaders: Leading from the front

Roundtable D: ODD: Making your mark

  • Eric Lazear, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Head of Operational Due Diligence, Titan Advisors, LLC
  • Gwen Stone, J.D., Operational Due Diligence, Director, K2 Advisors
  • Ithran Olivacce, Director, Operations, Beach Point Capital Management

3:30 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • A leading investment consultant gives their take on LP strategy preferences, demands and current priorities

Decoding Investor Mindsets: A Consultant's Guide to LP Strategy

4:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT

  • An interview with a leading hedge fund investor, discussing their expectations, preferences, and plans for their portfolio – hedge funds and beyond.

Allocator Interview: Investor Insights on Hedge Fund Strategies

4:15 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT

  • The private wealth channel (including family offices and HNWIs) has been a growing source of hedge fund allocations.
  • This panel will explore the trend, discussing the value FOs see in hedge funds and the strategies and structures they are targeting.
  • Family offices and hedge funds will exchange thoughts on hedge fund industry trends.
  • Sharing due diligence tips and business development trends at a time of rapid industry change.

Winning tickets: How family offices see hedge funds - and how to benefit as interest grows

PANEL 5

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

NETWORKING

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

6:00 PM

EVENT CLOSES

All Summits and Webinars are CPD accredited, so you can learn, network and develop new skills.

Find out more about The CPD Certification here: https://cpduk.co.uk/

US Director at AIMA

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Romulad Beneche

Adam Gehrie

Alex Golbin

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel at Gresham Investment Management LLC

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Chief Data Officer at Hudson Bay Capital Management LP

Dan Greenhaus

Chief Economist and Strategist at Solus Alternative Asset Management LP

Jonathan Hinkley

SVP at Linedata

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Dan Katsikas

Partner, COO and CFO at Tensile Capital Management

Michael Kitson

Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel at Bridgewater Associates

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Solomon Kuckelman

General Counsel, Americas & APAC at Man Group

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Leo LaForce

Sales Director at Opus Fund Services

Eric Lazear

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Head of Operational Due Diligence at Titan Advisors, LLC

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Gwen Stone, J.D.

Operational Due Diligence, Director at K2 Advisors

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Ithran Olivacce

Director, Operations at Beach Point Capital Management

Salvatore Naro

CIO and Senior Managing Director at Coherence Credit Strategies

Serge Todorovich

Reinaldo Ynchaustegui

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Shenkman Capital Management

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Chief Technology Officer at Marathon Asset Management

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Chief Legal Officer at Rithm Capital Corp

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David Zeiden

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Electronic Devices

Dress code for this event is business casual

Please keep all electronic devices remain on silent at all times during panels and roundtables.

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