Hedge Fund Day (23 January 2012) Highlights
On the Hedge Fund Day, we will see keynotes by Gillian Tett, the US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, Peter Clarke, CEO of Man Group and Randall Dillard, Co-Founder and CIO of Liongate Capital Management. The afternoon will feature a unique interactive segment where we gather four top global macro managers – Chris Levett of Clive Capital, Hugh Hendry of Eclectica Asset Management, Dr. John Porter of Barclays Capital, and Steve Drobny of Drobny Global – to judge the LSE AIC Best Trade Idea Segment. The 350 accepted student delegates will submit their “best trade idea” prior to the Conference and three finalists will be selected to present their idea to the judges in front of the audience at the Conference.
Private Equity Day (24 January 2012) Highlights
The Private Equity Day will feature a keynote on the global macroeconomic environment by Silver Lake CEO and Co-Founder, Glenn Hutchins, followed by a “Silver Lake Strategy Session” between Glenn Hutchins and the co-heads of Silver Lake’s European office, Joe Osnoss and Christian Lucas. We will then hear Lord Stanley Fink’s views on the fast-growing asset class of impact investing as he will discuss his transition from leading one of the largest hedge funds in the world, Man Group, to starting ISAM and a new private equity firm, Earth Capital Partners. Keynotes by David Novak and Vindi Banga, senior partners in the London office of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Hugh Langmuir of Cinven Partners will follow. The afternoon will also showcase two interactive segments. First, we will go “Behind the Blue” with the Blue Man Group President, Willy Burkhardt, who will discuss the portfolio company’s relationship with their partner private equity firm, GF Capital and its Co-Founder, Erik Baker. We will close the day with a discussion from the big buyout players in Europe, Joseph Baratta of The Blackstone Group, Gareth Turner of Apollo Management, and Jeremy Young from Warburg Pincus, which will be moderated by the head of Bain & Company’s London Private Equity Practice, Graham Elton.
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