4th Annual Private Wealth East Spring Forum New York | June 26, 2019 Request Agenda

The 4th Annual Private Wealth East Forum is designed to bring together more than 250 attendees including more than 150 leading RIAs, family offices, Private Banks and HNW wealth managers from across the region for a day of peer networking and knowledge share. Our agenda will cover asset allocation, alternative investing, asset protection as well as regulatory compliance and an outlook of the financial markets and the global economy. As this event is completely closed door and invitation only, it has been designed to enable genuine peer-to-peer learning and networking for the local HNW community.


Troy A. Gayeski, CFA, Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager, SkyBridge

Troy A. Gayeski, CFA, is a Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager at SkyBridge. As Co-CIO, Mr. Gayeski has oversight of all the firm’s investment activities alongside Ray Nolte. As Senior Portfolio Manager, Mr. Gayeski continues to manage the firm’s discretionary portfolios (SkyBridge Multi-Advisor Hedge Fund Portfolios – Series G, SkyBridge G II and Legion Strategies) and institutional separate accounts. Mr. Gayeski’s responsibilities include portfolio management, manager sourcing, research, and due diligence across a wide variety of strategies. A regular speaker and commentator, Mr. Gayeski appears as a frequent guest on various broadcast networks including Bloomberg News, Fox Business Network, and CNBC. Prior to joining SkyBridge, he performed similar duties in the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI), Bank of America and Yankee Advisers. Mr. Gayeski received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and is a CFA charterholder.

Bruce Richards, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, Marathon Asset Management

Bruce Richards is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Asset Management. Richards is responsible for general oversight of the $15.5 billion the firm manages on behalf of its institutional investors. He also leads the firm's Executive Committee and is a member of its Investment Committee. Richards' day-to-day presence is critical in maximizing Marathon's synergies and leveraging the intellectual capital throughout Marathon.

Richards co-founded Marathon with Louis Hanover in January 1998. The firm focuses on investing in the global credit markets, including corporate debt, bank debt and bonds, special situations and distressed debt, the structured debt markets (RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLOs, Aircraft Finance and Asset-based Lending), and Emerging Market Debt. Marathon employs 150 professionals and maintains its headquarters in New York, with investment offices in London and Singapore.

Prior to founding Marathon, Richards worked on Wall Street for 15 years, including 10 years as a Managing Director in the fixed income divisions of Smith Barney and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was head of a trading desk responsible for principal investments and market making.

In March 2014, Richards was the recipient of Help for Children | Hedge Fund Cares' Award for Caring for his strong commitment to philanthropy. He has also been honored by the UJA Federation of New York and HELP USA, and was the recipient of the Boomer Esiason Foundation's Most Valuable Player Award and the R Baby Foundation's Philanthropic Leadership Award. Richards serves on the boards of The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation.

Richards received his B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Tulane University (1982) and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.


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Key Discussion Topics

Currently, we find ourselves in a positive domestic GDP environment, with optimistic corporate earnings growth, a strong dollar and a volatile stock market. What is to be expected in 2019 and beyond?

Private Equity, Venture, Hedge Funds and other alternatives investments hold appeal for wealthy families. How are wealth managers viewing future allocations as valuations increase and dry powder sits on the sidelines?

Global growth remains positive and central banks around the world continue to unwind what has been a very accommodative monetary policy. However, with volatility likely to stay high, investors must continue to do their homework.

Huge opportunities remain available for investors considering (I would change “considering” to “making” predictions for 2019. Aside from energy, where are the biggest opportunities? Will ESG be affected as volatility cripples some specific industries?  

With volatility expected to continue throughout 2019 in public markets, investors with appetite for less risk will be turning to real estate and other real assets investments. Still, finding the best opportunities will require great due diligence and patience. 

With competition for clients and assets on the rise, wealth managers need to ensure that their asset allocation strategies address the balance between risk and opportunity. 


Pre-Early Bird II 800 01/31/19
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Early Bird II 1,250 03/29/19
Pre-Event Registration I 1,400 04/26/19
Pre-Event Registration II 1,600 05/31/19
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