ALTSSG was developed as a local, investor-centric and educationally focused one day forum co-hosted by the CAIA Association. With their guidance and oversight, this one-day event provides participants with an educationally focused agenda and will feature leading practitioners from the fields of private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence and other sectors of the alternative investment market.
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ALTSSG will provide your company with an opportunity to market your brand and services to a highly engaged group of institutional investors, allocators, family offices and financial advisors who are evaluating and investing in alternative investments.
Professor KC Chan, Former Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, Hong Kong S.A.R.
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of HKSAR, July 2007 – June 2017 Professor Emeritus, Department of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sep 2013 Chair Professor, Department of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Aug 2003 Dean, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, July 2002-June 2007 Acting Dean, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2001-June 2002
Marc Desmidt, Chief Executive Officer, International, Point 72
Marc Desmidt is the President of Point72’s International businesses. Mr. Desmidt oversees the operations of the Firm’s offices in the Asia-Pacific region and London, and drives Point72’s strategic objectives throughout the region. He is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Desmidt joined Point72 from BlackRock where he worked in several senior roles across the Asian region. Most recently he was Head of Strategic Product, responsible for the direction and execution of BlackRock’s product suite across all asset classes.Previous to this Mr. Desmidt held a number of Investment management related roles. These included Head of Alpha Strategies, managing multiple teams across asset classes throughout Asia Pacific. Mr. Desmidt also managed a number of Investment Funds over the course of his more than twenty years in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.Mr. Desmidt earned his B.A. from the University of Cape Town and his M.S. from the University of Oxford. He is an active proponent of initiatives to empower women, and supports the organizations Room to Read, Mother’s Choice, and Asian University for Women.
David George, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Private Markets, Australia Future Fund
David George is Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Public Markets, of Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Future Fund, valued at A$165.8 billion on 31 December 2017. The organisation is also responsible for the investment of the building Australia Fund, Education Investment Fund, Health and Hospitals Fund and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund. At 31 December 2017 these funds had a combined value of A$25.1 billion. David joined the Future Fund in April 2008 and from 2013 has had responsibility for investments across the debt, cash and public market alternative investment programs. In March 2018 David took on the newly created role of Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Public Markets, which has oversight of the listed equity, debt, cash, hedge fund and derivative overlay investment activities.
Benjamin Fuchs, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, BFAM Partners
Mr. Benjamin Fuchs is the founder & Chief Investment Officer of Hong Kong based BFAM Partners, an Asian focused Hedge Fund specializing in credit, convertible bonds and volatility trading since. He has spent nearly 25 years successfully investing in Asian markets and has deep experience transacting across the corporate capital structure. Prior to BFAM, Mr. Fuchs established and ran Nomura Principal Investments Asia Limited from He worked at Lehman Brothers Japan from where he held a number of senior trading positions culminating in his establishment of the Global Opportunities Group, a 65 person pan Asian investment team.
Kenichi Ota Chief Investment Officer Mitsui & Co Pension Fund
Sung Cheng Chih Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer Avanda
Jake (Jong Kwan) Lee Head of Infrastructure Hyundai Insurance
Benjamin Rudd Chief Investment Officer Prudential HK
Christian Choi Chief Investment Officer Zurich Financial Services
Jim Tsao Chairman and Head of China Permira Advisers
Noorsurainah Tengah Head of Absolute Return and Commodities Brunei Investment Agency
Alan Liu Head of Treasury Hong Kong Housing Society
Marc Rucinski Asia Pacific Head of Private Equity and Real Estate Citi Private Bank
Tony Siu Head of Alternative Investments FWD Group
Vincent Au Head of Investments ALPS Advisory (HK)
Donny Lam Chairman DL Family Office
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EXT 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.
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.