Mitigating Portfolio Risk 2016

The Modernization of Diligence for Alternative Investments
February 9, 2016
HUDSON NEW YORK
356 W. 58TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY
Meg Bode
Special Advisor

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
PROGRAM AGENDA

Time Description
8:00-8:45 Registration & Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks
Meg Bode, Special Advisor, Skytop Strategies
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
9:00-9:45 Opening Armchair Chat
More Art than Science: The Critical Importance of Evaluating Character
Led by:

Michael C. Neus, Managing Partner & General Counsel, Perry Capital, L.L.C.
Presenter:
Eric R. Nierenberg, PhD, Senior Investment Officer, Hedge Funds, Low Volatility Strategies, MassPRIM
Shakil Riaz, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Alternative Portfolio Management & Global Chief Investment Officer, Rothschild Asset Management, Inc.
9:45-10:30 Panel Discussion
Partnership Risk: Aligning Interests with External Asset Managers
Moderator:

West Chapman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, AlphaPipe
Panelists:
Lionel Erdely, Head & Chief Investment Officer, Hedge Funds, Investcorp Investment Advisors
Jonathan P. Koerner, Portfolio Group, Albourne America LLC
Judith Posnikoff, PhD, Managing Director, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC
Douglas Smith, CFA, Senior Investment Consultant, Hedge Fund Manager Research, Towers Watson
10:30–10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45-11:15 Presentation
Diversity & Investing: Examining the Positive Impact of Women on Volatility, Risk & Returns
Presenter:

Meredith Jones, Founder, MJ Alternative Investment Research & Author, Women of the Street, Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns
11:15-12:00 Panel Discussion
Trend Forecast: Materiality in ESG Factors as a Fiduciary Concern
Moderator:

Francis H. Byrd, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Byrd Governance Advisory
Panelists:
Jess Gaspar, PhD, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Research, Commonfund
Amit Sharma, Co-founder, Empowerment Capital
12:00-1:00 Networking Luncheon
1:00-1:45 Panel Discussion
Reputation Risk: Strategies to Help You Sleep at Night
Moderator:

Don Ebanks, Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, DMS Offshore Investment Services
Panelists:
Ranjan Bhaduri, PhD, CFA, CAIA, Chief Research Officer, Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.
Fabien Pavlowsky, Head of US Product Development, Lyxor Inc
Meredith A. Simmons, Chief Compliance Officer, Mason Capital Management LLC
James W. Sweetman, Senior Vice President & Senior Global Alternative Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo & Company
1:45-2:15 Presentation
The New Cayman LLC Regime & Resulting Tax Entitlement Benefits for Investors
Presenter:

Melissa Lim, Partner, Cayman Islands, Walkers
Len A. Lipton, Managing Director, GlobeTax
2:15-3:00 Panel Discussion
Operational Risk: Surveillance of Controls & Infrastructure
Moderator:

Corey McLaughlin, Member, Audit, Assurance & Advisory, Arthur Bell CPAs
Panelists:
Rob Masi, Managing Partner, Accordo
Brice Wilson, Head of Operational Due Diligence, Magnitude Capital, LLC
Esther Zurba, Director, Castle Hall Alternatives
3:00-3:15 Refreshment Break
3:15-4:00 Panel Discussion
Transparency & Control Risk: Best Practices in Negotiation
Moderator:

Michael McCabe, Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Panelists:
Marc Baum, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, Serengeti Asset Management
Elena Boeva, Head of Operational Due Diligence, Aflac Global Investments
Gregory T. Donovan, Chief Financial Officer, Campbell & Company
4:00-5:00 Panel Discussion
Ongoing Diligence: How Often, How Deep?
Moderator:

Barry Knee, Partner, NY Metro Alternatives Assurance Leader, PwC LLP
Panelists:
Christopher J. Dvorak, Global Head of Relationship Management, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services
Ela Karahasanoglu, CFA, CAIA, Institutional Portfolio Manager, CIBC Asset Management Inc.
Marie Katz, Chief Compliance Officer, AIG Global Capital Markets Securities, LLC
Arvin Soh, Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investment Solutions, GAM
5:00-5:15 Closing Remarks
5:15 Networking Reception

SESSION LEADERS
  1. Benjamin Alimansky
    Managing Director
    Director, Manager Research
    Glenmede
    Philadelphia, PA
  2. Marc Baum
    General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
    Serengeti Asset Management
    New York, NY
  3. Ranjan Bhaduri, PhD, CFA, CAIA
    Chief Research Officer
    Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.
    Toronto, Canada
  4. Elena Boeva
    Head of Operational Due Diligence
    Aflac Global Investments
    New York, NY
  5. Francis H. Byrd
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Byrd Governance Advisory
    New York, NY
  6. West Chapman
    Chief Executive Officer & Founder
    AlphaPipe
    New York, NY
  7. Gregory T. Donovan
    Chief Financial Officer
    Campbell & Company
    Baltimore, MD
  8. Christopher J. Dvorak
    Global Head of Relationship Management
    Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services
    Chicago, IL
  9. Don Ebanks
    Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer
    DMS Offshore Investment Services
    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  10. Lionel Erdely
    Head & Chief Investment Officer, Hedge Funds
    Investcorp Investment Advisors
    New York, NY
  11. Jess Gaspar, PhD
    Managing Director
    Head of Quantitative Research
    Commonfund
    Wilton, CT
  12. Meredith A. Jones
    Author
    Women of the Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too)
    Nashville, TN
  13. Ela Karahasanoglu, CFA, CAIA
    Institutional Portfolio Manager
    CIBC Asset Management Inc.
    Toronto, Canada
  14. Marie Katz
    Chief Compliance Officer
    AIG Global Capital Markets Securities, LLC
    Wilton, CT
  15. Barry Knee
    Partner, NY Metro Alternatives Assurance Leader
    PwC LLP
    New York, NY
  16. Jonathan P. Koerner
    Portfolio Group
    Albourne America LLC
    Norwalk, CT
  17. Melissa Lim
    Partner
    Cayman Islands,
    Walkers

    George Town, Grand Cayman
  1. Len A. Lipton
    Managing Director
    GlobeTax
    New York, NY
  2. Rob Masi
    Managing Partner
    Accordo
    New York, NY
  3. Corey McLaughlin
    Member, Audit, Assurance & Advisory
    Arthur Bell CPAs
    Hunt Valley, MD
  4. Michael C. Neus
    Managing Partner & General Counsel
    Perry Capital L.L.C.
    New York, NY
  5. Michael McCabe
    Managing Director
    BNY Mellon
    New York, NY
  6. Eric R. Nierenberg, PhD
    Senior Investment Officer, Hedge Funds, Low Volatility Strategies
    MassPRIM
    Boston, MA
  7. Fabien Pavlowsky
    Head of US Product Development
    Lyxor Inc
    New York, NY
  8. Judith Posnikoff, PhD
    Managing Director & Founding Partner
    Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company
    Irvine, CA
  9. Shakil Riaz
    Managing Director, Head of U.S. Alternative Portfolio Management
    & Global Chief Investment Officer
    Rothschild Asset Management, Inc.
    New York, NY
  10. Amit Sharma
    Co-founder
    Empowerment Capital
    Denver, CO
  11. Meredith A. Simmons, Chief Compliance Officer
    Mason Capital Management LLC
    New York, NY
  12. Douglas Smith, CFA
    Senior Investment Consultant
    Hedge Fund Manager Research
    Towers Watson
    New York, NY
  13. Arvin Soh
    Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investment Solutions
    GAM
    New York, NY
  14. James W. Sweetman
    Senior Vice President
    Senior Global Alternative Investment Strategist
    Global Alternative Investments
    Wells Fargo & Company
    Charlotte, NC
  15. Brice Wilson
    Head of Operational Due Diligence
    Magnitude Capital, LLC
    New York, NY
  16. Esther Zurba
    Director
    Castle Hall Alternatives
    Montreal, Canada

DELEGATES
  1. Chris Aberle
    Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing
    INTL FCStone Financial
    Miami, FL
  2. Alex Bastin
    Client Relationship Manager
    Albourne America LLC
    Norwalk, CT
  3. Benjamin Alimansky
    Managing Director
    Director, Manager Research
    Glenmede
    Philadelphia, PA
  4. Anna Allen
    Program Manager
    The Jewish Federations of North America
    New York, NY
  5. Amanda Ambrose
    Vice President
    BlackRock
    New York, NY
  6. Scott Augustus
    Director
    BDO USA, LLP
    New York, NY
  7. Momchil Barros-Mitov
    VP, Institutional Sales
    Backstop Solutions Group
    Boston, MA
  8. Alex Bastin
    Client Relationship Manager
    Albourne America LLC
    Norwalk, CT
  9. Marc Baum
    General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
    Serengeti Asset Management
    New York, NY
  10. Ranjan Bhaduri, PhD, CFA, CAIA
    Chief Research Officer
    Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.
    Toronto, Canada
  11. Anric Blatt
    Chairman
    The Global Fund Exchange Group
    New York, NY
  12. Elena Boeva
    Head of Operational Due Diligence
    Aflac Global Investments
    New York, NY
  13. Rose Burke
    Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel
    JPMorgan
    New York, NY
  14. Alex Brainis
    Senior Vice President
    Intertrust Group
    Toronto, Canada
  15. Francis H. Byrd
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Byrd Governance Advisory
    New York, NY
  16. George Chang
    Senior Vice President, Legal
    D.E. Shaw
    New York, NY
  17. Stuart Ross Chapman
    Senior Associate
    Strategic Investment Group
    Arlington, VA
  18. West Chapman
    Chief Executive Officer & Founder
    AlphaPipe
    New York, NY
  19. Jason Cholewa
    Vice President, Business Development
    ALPS, A DST Company
    New York, NY
  20. Michelle Chopper, CPA
    Director
    Arthur Bell CPAs
    Hunt Valley, MD
  21. Nisha Corallo
    Litigation Manager
    BDO USA, LLP
    New York, NY
  22. Lawrence Danter
    Managing Partner
    Jamison Capital Partners
    New York, NY
  23. Henry P. Davis
    Senior Investment Advisor
    Aberdeen Asset Management
    New York, NY
  24. Michelle Dea
    Director
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    New York NY
  25. Chris DeNigris
    Marketing Manager
    Backstop Solutions Group
    New York, NY
  26. Gregory T. Donovan
    Chief Financial Officer
    Campbell & Company
    Baltimore, MD
  27. Lauralouise Duffy
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Global Fund Exchange Group
    New York, NY
  28. Christopher J. Dvorak
    Global Head of Relationship Management
    Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services
    Chicago, IL
  29. Don Ebanks
    Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer
    DMS Offshore Investment Services
    Cayman Islands
  30. Patrick T. Egan
    Executive Director
    Morgan Stanley Investment Management
    New York, NY
  31. Marianne Elie
    Manager, Solutions Marketing
    SS&C Advent
    New York, NY
  32. Lionel Erdely
    Head & Chief Investment Officer, Hedge Funds
    Investcorp Investment Advisors
    New York, NY
  33. Luc Fagerberg
    Associate
    V2V Associates
    New York, NY
  34. Dave Finstad
    Director, Hedge Fund Management
    OMERS Capital Markets
    New York, NY
  35. Craig FitzPatrick
    Head of Business Development
    ACA Technology
    New York, NY
  36. Kristin Fox
    Founder
    FoxInspires LLC
    Chicago, IL
  37. Jason J. Garelli
    Director, Head of Operational Due Diligence
    Strategic Investment Group
    Arlington, VA
  38. Jess Gaspar, PhD
    Managing Director
    Head of Quantitative Research
    Commonfund
    Wilton, CT
  39. Eric R. Golberg
    Managing Director
    V2V Associates, LLC
    New York, NY
  40. Sebastian Grimm
    Managing Director
    Highbridge Capital Management, LLC
    New York, NY
  41. Steve Gross
    Senior Director, Endowment Management
    The Jewish Federations of North America
    New York, NY
  42. Michael Goulopoulos
    Manager, Operational Due Diligence | Investment Operations
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
    Toronto, ON
  43. Alex Gurvich
    Director, Quantitative Research
    Commonfund Asset Management
    Wilton, CT
  44. Kevin Hall
    Managing Director, Head of New York Office
    RJ O’Brien
    New York, NY
  45. John Higgins
    Executive Vice-President of Business Development
    Accordo
    New York, NY
  46. Sho Inui
    Senior Associate, Business Planning & Promotion Dept.
    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (U.S.A.) Limited
    Hoboken, NJ
  47. Caroline Jiang
    Consulting Manager
    Arthur Bell
    Hunt Valley, MD
  48. Meredith A. Jones
    Author
    Women of the Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too)
    Nashville, TN
  1. Steve Kahn
    Head of Operations
    Talpion Fund Management
    New York, NY
  2. Andrew Kanarek, CFA, CIPM
    Chief Risk Officer
    OrbiMed Advisors LLC
    New York, NY
  3. Ela Karahasanoglu, CFA, CAIA
    Institutional Portfolio Manager
    CIBC Asset Management Inc.
    Toronto, Canada
  4. Marie Katz
    Chief Compliance Officer
    AIG Global Capital Markets Securities, LLC
    Wilton, CT
  5. Steven Keating
    Director, Investments
    St. John’s University
    New York, NY
  6. Barry Knee
    Partner, NY Metro Alternatives Assurance Leader
    PwC LLP
    New York, NY
  7. Jonathan P. Koerner
    Portfolio Group
    Albourne America LLC
    Norwalk, CT
  8. Nigol Koulajian
    Founder & Chief Information Officer
    Quest Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  9. Shawn W. Kravetz
    President
    Esplanade Capital LLC
    Boston, MA
  10. Kate Kresky
    Director, Investor Relations
    Mason Capital Management LLC
    New York, NY
  11. Thomas Levings
    Business Development
    BNY Mellon
    New York, NY
  12. Melissa Lim
    Partner
    Walkers
    George Town, Grand Cayman
  13. Richard de Lima
    Chief Investment Officer
    Monaco Private Capital Corporation
    New York, NY
  14. Len A. Lipton
    Managing Director
    GlobeTax
    New York, NY
  15. Wanda Lopuch
    Chair of the Board
    Global Sourcing Council
    New York, NY
  16. Jared Madison
    Senior Associate
    V2V Associates
    New York, NY
  17. Rob Masi
    Managing Partner
    Accordo
    New York, NY
  18. Michael McCabe
    Managing Director
    BNY Mellon
    New York, NY
  19. Sean McDuffy
    Partner, Chief Operating Officer
    Manikay Partners
    New York, NY
  20. Corey McLaughlin
    Member, Audit, Assurance & Advisory
    Arthur Bell CPAs
    Hunt Valley, MD
  21. Colin Morris
    Investment Solutions
    Winton Capital US LLC
    New York, NY
  22. Michael C. Neus
    Managing Partner & General Counsel
    Perry Capital L.L.C.
    New York, NY
  23. Eric R. Nierenberg, PhD
    Senior Investment Officer, Hedge Funds, Low Volatility Strategies
    MassPRIM
    Boston, MA
  24. Fabien Pavlowsky
    Head of US Product Development
    Lyxor Inc
    New York, NY
  25. Anthony Pecoraro
    Senior Vice President, Managed Futures
    RJ O’Brien
    New York, NY
  26. Judith Posnikoff, PhD
    Managing Director & Founding Partner
    Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company
    Irvine, CA
  27. Andrea Propp
    Investor Relations
    Jamison Capital Partners
    New York, NY
  28. Andrea Rafael
    Director of Investment Analytics & Risk Management
    Yeshiva University Endowment
    New York, NY
  29. Shakil Riaz
    Managing Director, Head of U.S. Alternative Portfolio Management
    & Global Chief Investment Officer
    Rothschild Asset Management, Inc.
    New York, NY
  30. David Rondeau
    Vice President
    Capita International Financial Services
    New York, NY
  31. Rick Rusin
    Chief Operating Officer
    AlphaTerra, LLC
    Los Angeles, CA
  32. Brian Sapadin
    Executive Director
    GlobeTax
    New York, NY
  33. Michael Schmieder
    Vice President
    AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC
    New York, NY
  34. Sachin A. Shah
    Principal
    Ada Investments
    New York, NY
  35. Amit Sharma
    Co-founder
    Empowerment Capital
    Denver, CO
  36. Meredith A. Simmons
    Chief Compliance Officer
    Mason Capital Management LLC
    New York, NY
  37. Douglas Smith, CFA
    Senior Investment Consultant
    Hedge Fund Manager Research
    Towers Watson
    New York, NY
  38. Arvin Soh
    Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investment Solutions
    GAM
    New York, NY
  39. James W. Sweetman
    Senior Vice President
    Senior Global Alternative Investment Strategist
    Global Alternative Investments
    Wells Fargo & Company
    Charlotte, NC
  40. Alan Swersky
    Head of Finance
    Schroders Investment Management North America Inc.
    New York, NY
  41. Tony Tuths
    Partner
    WithumSmith & Brown
    New York, NY
  42. Shanti Vargas
    Senior Manager, Business Development
    Viteos
    New York, NY
  43. Nevy Vatachka
    VP Business Development
    Sentinel Growth Fund Management
    Stamford, CT
  44. Megan Vesely
    General Counsel
    Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.
    Toronto, Canada
  45. Kim Waldman
    Director of Business Development
    Arthur Bell
    New York, NY
  46. Richard Wildey
    Investment Strategy & Risk Management
    UBS Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
    Stamford, CT
  47. Brice Wilson
    Head of Operational Due Diligence
    Magnitude Capital, LLC
    New York, NY
  48. Jennifer L. Ziehe
    Senior Director, Global Buyside Accounts
    CME Group
    New York, NY
  49. Esther Zurba
    Director
    Castle Hall Alternatives
    Montreal, Canada
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