ALTSCHI is developed and led by the CFA Society Chicago, the CAIA Association and Markets Group. With their guidance and oversight, this two-day event will provide participants with an educationally focused agenda and will feature leading practitioners from the fields of private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, infrastructure and other sectors of the alternative investment market.
ALTSCHI has been developed for:
T. Bondurant French, Chairman, Adams Street Partners
Mr. French is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been with Adams Street Partners and its predecessor organizations since 1980. He was instrumental in the development of Adams Street’s private equity investment strategies, fund management, and investor relations. Bon is sought out by private equity firms, consultants, and investors for advice and recommendations on a variety of private equity topics.
John P. Calamos Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Investments
Mr. Calamos is Chairman and Global CIO of Calamos Investments, a firm he founded in 1977. With origins as an institutional convertible bond manager, the firm has grown into a global asset management firm with major institutional and individual clients around the world. The firm is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Miami.
Charles Van Vleet, Chief Investment Officer, Pension Investments, Textron
Mr. Van Vleet is Assistant Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of Pension Investments at Textron Inc., Providence RI*. Together with an investment team of four, Charles has Trustee oversight of $12.6BN in defined benefit and defined contribution assets for Textron’s U.S., Canada and UK Plans providing retirement security for over 75,00 current and past employees.
Mark Sotir, President, Equity Group Investments
As President, Mark oversees all aspects of Sam Zell’s private investment firm. With more than 20 years of board and CEO experience, Mark manages and develops EGI’s corporate investment team and deploys Sam’s active-ownership approach by engaging with portfolio company management to improve business strategies and operating structures, aligning all toward achieving optimum shareholder value.
Tobias True Partner Adams Street Partnes
Alifia Doriwala Managing Director and Partner RockCreek
Chris Schelling CAIA, Director of Private Equity Texas Municipal Retirement System
Brian Payne Investment Officer, Diversified Strategies Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois
Charles Van Vleet Assistant Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer Textron Inc.
Angela Miller-May Chief Investment Officer Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
Ned Creedon Head of Private Markets University of Illinois Foundation
Shari Greco Reiches Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Rappaport Reiches Capital Management
Christine Fahrquar Global Head of the Credit Investment Group Cambridge Associates
Dwight N. Hopkins Founder - ESG Research Initiative Center University of Chicago
Paul Chai Director of Investments KSU Foundation
Anthony M. Novara Principal, Research Director – Global Hedge Fund Strategies & Capital Markets Fiducient Advisors
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NEXT BEST MOVE IN ALTERNATIVES
As the controversy around alternatives carries on, investors voice the opportunity in cash and fixed income investment strategies.
HEDGE FUND INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
Creating a dialogue around the opportunities in this volatile market through credit investing, long/short equity, market neutral, global macro, convertible arbitrage and liquid alternatives.
PRIVATE WEALTH & HEDGE FUNDS
As hedge funds continue to be important to family offices, wealth managers and private banks, investors will discuss the rise in their allocation.
INSTITUTIONAL PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Discussing hedge fund manager selection, addressing over-diversification mistakes and understanding both the art and science of developing a successful portfolio for pensions, endowments and foundations.
MACROECONOMICS & GLOBAL TRENDS
Comparing and contrasting global macro conditions and investment performance.
GROWING OPPORTUNITIES IN PRIVATE DEBT
Asset owners aim to get in on the opportunities in private debt and credit and are increasingly looking at impact investing as an alternative.